I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t scaffolding on the Silver Jubilee (Runcorn/Widnes) Bridge over the River Mersey. They’re always painting it or doing mysterious, never-ending repairs. A lot of the work is done at night when traffic is less so no-one ever sees exactly what it is that the repairers are repairing. It’s been going on for decades. Whatever it is they’re doing, it requires scaffolding. A lot of scaffolding. Recently the amount of scaffolding seems to be increasing. It’s like the stuff is multiplying; breeding like some weird, spiky fungus. I’m starting to wonder if there’s still a bridge there underneath it all.