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Author Topic: Taplow Station Footbridge Closed over Main Lines  (Read 41518 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2015, 10:27:24 am »

Here's the latest state of play showing the "temporary" bridge being constructed on platforms 3 & 4.
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2015, 12:36:49 pm »

That looks pretty solid at least - unlike the mass of scaffold, breeze blocks and wooden sleepers the Goring one is constructed from! Not for the feint of heart if you don't like heights and swaying Cheesy

Still it will be gone when the new bridge opens in June. Oh wait, its already July. New bridge ETA is now 2016, so fun times on the slippery bridge over winter ....
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2015, 08:10:40 am »

Here's the latest view of the Bailey bridge at Taplow this morning - now stretches from Platforms 1 to 4, not pretty but hopefully will do the job temporarily, looks almost ready to go, they were working on it all weekend.
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2015, 04:56:05 pm »

Looks like it's in service now.....
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2015, 05:02:05 pm »

Presumably it will stay up until the necessary modifications to the proper bridge are made ready for electrification, as well as any repairs necessary following the damage caused by the contractor?
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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2015, 05:19:51 pm »

Presumably it will stay up until the necessary modifications to the proper bridge are made ready for electrification, as well as any repairs necessary following the damage caused by the contractor?

I sincerely hope so, especially taking into account the "coincidental" circumstances of the damage caused by the contractor......but don't be too surprised if the temporary bridge ends up becoming more permanent if it's decided for whatever convenient reason not to repair/modify the original bridge.
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2015, 06:55:43 pm »

Presumably it will stay up until the necessary modifications to the proper bridge are made ready for electrification, as well as any repairs necessary following the damage caused by the contractor?

I sincerely hope so, especially taking into account the "coincidental" circumstances of the damage caused by the contractor......but don't be too surprised if the temporary bridge ends up becoming more permanent if it's decided for whatever convenient reason not to repair/modify the original bridge.

They won't want the temporary bridge there for any longer that is necessary the frequency of the inspections on such a bridge are expensive.
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2015, 07:22:36 pm »

.......and where is the temporary lighting...... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2015, 07:36:51 pm »

They won't want the temporary bridge there for any longer that is necessary the frequency of the inspections on such a bridge are expensive.

There was a temporary bridge of this type inside the footbridge at Derby from before 1974 until 2005! I hope it is not that long. 
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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2015, 09:31:10 am »

.......and where is the temporary lighting...... Roll Eyes

Perhaps not clear from the photo but there is lighting all the way up the steps above the handrail on both sides......not sure about the footbridge itself, I will try to have a look later (.....my life is so rock n roll!)  Grin

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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2015, 01:56:39 pm »

(.....my life is so rock n roll!)

Maybe Network Rail could earn some money selling it as a location for a

"You're so Money supermarket.com" advert!
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2015, 09:35:15 am »

(.....my life is so rock n roll!)

Maybe Network Rail could earn some money selling it as a location for a

"You're so Money supermarket.com" advert!

......if memory serves, McDonalds used Taplow station to make some adverts back in the 1990s?
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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2015, 05:01:48 pm »

Here's a view from the top of the "temporary" footbridge looking towards the original - gives an idea of the height differential!

(I apologise if I'm coming over all "trainspotter" on this subject!) Grin
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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2015, 05:08:15 pm »

Your memory is correct Taplow Green. The iterestng thing about the ads was that the manger departed from Taplow towards Reading but arrived in Platform 7 at Reading which was then the Western Bay between 5 & 8 and used by Reading Didcot stoppers!

Sorry will stop gricing!

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« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2015, 06:58:22 pm »

I was trying to recall a vague memory about filming at Taplow station in the 1970s so I had a look at IMDB. I didn't find anything about that but I did find reference to a movie called Highly Dangerous starring Margaret Lockwood which was made in 1950 and apparently included some filming at Taplow. I then went on to find this page which has some stills from the film:

http://www.reelstreets.com/index.php/component/films/?task=view&id=417&film_ref=highly_dangerous

Included on that page are two stills from the scene at the station which include good views of the footbridge (and if you hover the mouse cursor over the pictures you get comparable views taken in 2013).
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