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welshcol

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Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2019, 11:05:02 PM »
Great photos of the "old" bridge on the move.
Looking at the "new" Bridge on Thursday, see photo, thought crane would be doing a lift off the transporter of the old bridge then placing new bridge on the carrier since space looked very tight for any other option.
From what you are saying not the case so "hope"  ::) they have any easy installation of the new unit tomorrow.

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Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2019, 10:05:24 AM »
New Bridge put in place overnight, now making up for lost time.
They have a deadline to hand the railway line back, otherwise big penalties!

And for your enjoyment, Colin the crane is back!

Some more photos.

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Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2019, 11:27:13 AM »
Happy crane is back 😉😁😁
Hopefully they will have plenty of time for final "new " Bridge installation and alignment.
Saw they were clearing the Dredgemans Hill compound in preparation for repeat of Bridge change out in February.

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Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2019, 03:30:12 PM »
And one of the "New" Bridge.
Can't get any closer from this side of the Bridge.  >:(

Bob

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Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2019, 04:03:28 PM »
Hi Bob thought with your commando training you could go under cover and get some close ups!!! Ha Ha  ;) :)

Good write up and some photos from Pembrokeshire Herald'
see http://pembrokeshire-herald.com/50146/merlins-bridge-work-to-replace-first-of-two-railway-bridges-well-underway/


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Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2019, 04:16:39 PM »
End of the line for the old bridge!

Bob
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Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2019, 01:34:20 PM »
Update on Milford Haven> Haverfordwest Railway Bridge change-out 15th>18th February incl
Article includes some additional photos of the Pembroke Road changeout which was successfully completed back in January.

See:- https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/17423635.main-road-to-milford-haven-set-for-closure-as-bridge-replacement-takes-place/

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Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2019, 11:24:12 AM »
Ironic Footnote!

A vehicle with an excavator on it struck the Milford road bridge yesterday evening (12/02/2019) at around 7pm.
Can that be bettered?  ::)

Bob