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Author Topic: Bridge Defect near Cam and Dursley (14 March 2017)  (Read 1220 times)
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« on: March 14, 2017, 04:13:17 PM »

....oh dear http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/static/images/structure/css/Yate%20Disruption.jpg



Line currently blocked.  The bridge deck looks fairly new.
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 04:33:50 PM »

Line currently blocked.  The bridge deck looks fairly new.

The abutments look well past their best though!!  Wink I suspect the result may be a rather lengthy closure...

Anyone know what the purpose of the timber shuttering is?
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 04:39:12 PM »

Line currently blocked.  The bridge deck looks fairly new.

The abutments look well past their best though!!  Wink I suspect the result may be a rather lengthy closure...

Anyone know what the purpose of the timber shuttering is?

Guess that is to allow extension of the new concrete lintel.

H&S Comment: Not good practice using a mobile at the top of a fairly tall ladder..... Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 04:42:48 PM »

National Rail currently quoting line closed until 1730.......
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 04:59:18 PM »

H&S Comment: Not good practice using a mobile at the top of a fairly tall ladder..... Roll Eyes Tongue

I had the very same thought when I saw that photo!

I'm no structural engineer, but that looks like a pretty severe failure to me. Looking at google maps, I think it is the first of the bridges (travelling towards Bristol from Cam & Dursley) taking the railway under the A38.

I do like the rather unusual corner bricks, unless what I'm seeing is an effect of perspective...
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 05:12:51 PM »

Can't be as bad as we first thought as line reopened about 1700.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 05:29:51 PM »

As if to prove my point that I am not a structural engineer!  Grin

It looks pretty horrendous to the casual observer though!
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 05:44:01 PM »

Phew!
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017, 05:57:02 PM »

Travelling from Worcester to Leeds this afternoon. The 16:30 from Birmingham to Edinburgh (from Southampton) was full and standing on account of the 16:03 (from Plymouth) being behind it.

So I travelled from Birmingham to Sheffield in one of the Corbyn seats on the floor. Gave up at Sheffield - I'm now in a 158 going from Sheffield to Leeds via Barnsley, in a seat.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 12:02:48 AM »

Interesting route through the faded grandure of Wakefield Kirkgate and Normanton which once one of the hubs of George Hudson's empire.

Pictures seem to have disappeared!
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 08:58:47 AM »

H&S Comment: Not good practice using a mobile at the top of a fairly tall ladder..... Roll Eyes Tongue

I had the very same thought when I saw that photo!

I'm no structural engineer, but that looks like a pretty severe failure to me. Looking at google maps, I think it is the first of the bridges (travelling towards Bristol from Cam & Dursley) taking the railway under the A38.

I do like the rather unusual corner bricks, unless what I'm seeing is an effect of perspective...
Gossington Bridges, which have been undergoing rebuilding for quite some time.
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2017, 09:20:47 AM »

Gossington Bridges, which have been undergoing rebuilding for quite some time.

According to the "Gazette" yesterday it was the bridge on Berkeley Road, which would be where the A38 crosses back a couple of miles to the south-west. Also just rebuilt, though more so. Hard to say which from the picture, despite the skew being the opposite way.
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2017, 12:57:38 PM »

My mistake, sorry. It is of course Berkeley Road bridge which has been rebuilt recently. I think Gossington also had some work done on it but that was a couple of years ago.
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