I would certainly agree with that. I felt it at the time and nothing has convinced me otherwise since. I revisited post construction of the bridge and from the city centre it is hard to fathom quite why UNESCO made the decsion. The World Heritage List is poorer for not having Dresden on it. I don't really think it will be the same with Liverpool, and teh reason for delisting seems more legitimate.
I think Dresden was about political unwillingness mainly and less about OUV. The bridge was really far apart and the assumption that you cna prevent development in an urbanized area for multiple kilometers of a river seems preponderous to me. Last but not least, last time I went I noticed that a very ugly bridge dating from the GDR is smack in the middle of the town.
Liverpool has that "Go fxxx yourself, Unesco" strain, too. But this is really smack in the middle of the OUV. I think an approach like the Hafen City or other more conscious urban renewal projects would have been a great fit. A big stadium, meanwhile, not convinced.
Anyhow, so long, and thanks for the fish (-1 WHS)