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Brunel Swivel Bridge Project Photos October 2018

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Investigative Work in 2018

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2018 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

October 2018

Levelling the wheels and bearings. Rotor Wheels photosThis time the South East.
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A misty, damp start
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It was not until 11am that the Suspension bridge appeared and one could
contemplate rubbing down and painting the shed since it was too wet
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Charlie and David have lifted the bearings off the south west wheel.
The nuts holding the wheel bearing assemby can now be undone to be
able to insert packing underneath.
Since they have not been undone for over 50 years they are expected
to be difficult to undo.
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Julian applying the acetylene to the nuts on the outside bearing
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Note that packing has already been added to the inside bearing, and that the bearings
have been carefully numbered to make sure they go back the same way
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Julian videoing, David using the hoist, Julian and Bob overseeing
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The packing strips have all been made individually and future location identified
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And the weeds continue to grow
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