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Brunel Swivel Bridge Project Photos August 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

august 2018

18 August: Investigating the wheels and bearings. Rotor Wheels photosThis time the South East.
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Julian working on the new bronze bearings
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new wheel nearly in position. A very tight fit
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David removing bearing shell
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David and Geoff fitting shell and new bearing
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Wheel in place and level, Julian recording
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Completion of wheel fitting
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Bob and Martyn surveying the wheels to make sure they are all level
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Patent base to help survey stick base to be firm on each wheel
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Surveying the rail (at the stop)
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Surveying the rail (at the start)
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Portrait of Bob at work
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Portrait of Martyn at work
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Three different undercoats to resolve, white, pinky beige and deep cream
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This side of the shed is now deep cream. Maggie pleased to be nearly finished.
Time to tackle the rest another day and get some green paint
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Interpretation panels back went rotten after 3 and a half years
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The manufacturer sent replacement backs

4 August: Investigating the wheels and bearings. This time the South West.

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Second new wheel
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shells with hole for greaser
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Julian removing latest bearing
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Julian has fitted a new shell
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Bailey tightening a nut up
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painted pintle
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