I dont know if it would be a disaster. Just a short short section would be spectacular (maybe 100 -200m). I stayed in Basil for a week, and every evening me and my friend I was staying with, along with many many many others (think in the hundreds for a very short stretch of bank) would gather by the river on the stepped banks to talk about anything that was on our minds. The views of their bridge were amazing, and funny enough, it drew many people in the town back to the river. They also have boat races where they use the steps as their personal theater like seats to view the event. Once or twice my friend said they have a giant screen too on the otherside where everyone gathers to watch a public movie. Lots of fun!