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Brunel Swivel Bridge Project Photos May 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

mayil 2019

Investigating the wheels Rotor Wheels photos
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The new ring for the turntable. The old ring can be seen above to show how far the bridge will be lowered
onto it
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The new collar on the pintle. As the bridge gets lowered, the collar will keep the
bridge turning centrally in a true circle
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The sides of the bridge are jacked to enable the counterweight to be lowered by removing some of the beams
Geoff jacking, Bob checking the bridge stays level and Julian has moved a beam
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beams being removed
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Bob gives a helping hand with a huge bar while Geoff, Charlie and Julian do synchronised jacking.
Spirit level to hand to check
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Julian videoing the action. Ian also helping with the action
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Beam propping up the side has seen better days
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Rollers inserted
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Charlie pumping gas- looks like he is in the gym
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Ian juggling beams. They are not light
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Springy new wood made jacking more difficult
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Charlies dad still painting the shed
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SS Great Britain guides taking a walking group to see the bridge!
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Bank holiday and good weather meant lots of boats out, including Queen Galadriel
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Everywhere you looked there were groups all being busy. John is weeding as was I