Minor challenge

PUBLISHED: 16:08 07 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

This Morris Minor, with its number plate Four Pint, proved that Ely s new milk bottle bridge could may be a tongue-in-cheek solution to the city s parking problem. Ely Mayor Cllr Ron Bradney and the Black Thunder crew from Cambridge s Q103 Radio station t

This Morris Minor, with its number plate Four Pint, proved that Ely's new milk bottle bridge could may be a tongue-in-cheek solution to the city's parking problem. Ely Mayor Cllr Ron Bradney and the Black Thunder crew from Cambridge's Q103 Radio station teamed up with bridge organiser, Haddenham Cllr Ian Allen to see how effective the new floating car park would be.

Cllr Allen has jokingly calculated that it would be possible to park more than 600 cars along each river bank without blocking navigation.

That equals room for more than 52,000 vehicles between St Neots and Brandon Creek. Forty million four-pinters would be needed, which is equivalent to nine month's milk consumption in Cambridgeshire, based on a pint a day, he said.

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

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