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Brunel Swivel Bridge Project Photos June 2017

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Investigative Work in 2017


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2017 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 2017

June 2017

North West turntable inner abd outer wheel bearings
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First remove the top caps, and remove the bearings. Identify them for when they are returned
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Lift the wheel. If you look closely you can see parts of three people! Geoff, Ian, Bob and Martyn were in charge.
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Geoff and Ian
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Martyn separating the bottom cap and bearing
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Inner and outer bearings removed. Clearly the bottom bearings do not have lubrication holes
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Bob measuring the bearings with Martyn standing by. Sal doing her survey.
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Julian videoing Bob
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One worn wheel!
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Another shot of the worn wheel
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Rothmans screw in greaser on one cap
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Hexagonal greaser on other cap, requiring a grease gun
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top cap
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Geoff and Bob manoevring the wheel away from the bearing to save time when the new wheel comes back
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more measuring
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Geoff and Bob doing synchronised hammering to put the caps back on
Surveying
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Sal surveying sitting on a convenient capstan
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Gratifying to see several groups coming to look at the area