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Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!

Started by welshcol, September 14, 2018, 01:46:43 pm

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welshcol

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.

Maytree

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.

welshcol

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.

Maytree

And one of the "New" Bridge.
Can't get any closer from this side of the Bridge.  >:(

Bob

welshcol

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/



Maytree

January 29, 2019, 05:16:39 pm #27 Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 05:54:33 pm by Maytree
End of the line for the old bridge!

Bob

welshcol

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/

Maytree

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