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Brunel Swivel Bridge Project Photos August 2019

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Investigative Work in 2019

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2019 investigative work is on the rotation of the bridge

Details of work

Details of progress in 2013

Details of progress in 2014

Details of progress in 2015

Details of progress in 2016

Details of progress in 2017

Details of progress in 2018

Details of progress in 2019

August 2019

Investigating the wheels Rotor Wheels photos
A day of applying Denso tape and paste to the faying surfaces of the old and new turntable rings, and the 3mm packings that lay between them.
Faying surfaces are the contacting surfaces or faces of two similar or dissimilar materials placed in tight contact to form a joint. They are mating surfaces that contain a sealant in between them during any assembly process so that there is no gap or crevice left between them.
They are used in engineering fastening and joint development of different members to form a strong structure. To prevent corrosion between the two surfaces, primers or sealing agents are used to provide an air- or moisture-tight joint. In this case we attaching a corroded wrought iron surface to a new steel ring using aluminium packers.
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Vidioer Julian dragging away one of the logs that had helped to lift the kentledge end
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Dorothea Julian using the jacks to help remove the log supports
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The two Julians and Bob using scaffoling poles and rope to move the log to the log enclosure
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Removing supports from the sides
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More supports removed. When we started work originally the whole of the bridge from the turntable to the end under the bridge was unsupported
just as it had been since 1964
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Bob measuring the height of the bridge at the corner
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And the height on the other corner
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Robin Whitworth of AIBT came to inspect
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Jeff all the way from from Cambridge had come to help
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The new turntable ring has been welded to the old ring
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Kentledge still lifted a little
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All area weeded and tidied up ready for the weekend celebrations of 7th and 8th Sept