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New railway bridge underway?

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cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
16 Sep 2012 00:23

From the sounds and looks of it, day 01 of the bridge replacement has began. Workmen down there now (Sunday 00.10) 

Carer
Carer
16 Sep 2012 06:50

Morning Chef.

 

With a bit of luck, it will be finished now. LOL. If only.

 

Off to Ashcombe Horse show later.

Don Pearson
Don Pearson
16 Sep 2012 20:46

A local informed source has said, "The work will be completed directly."

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
16 Sep 2012 22:15

Well it will commence "directly", not due for completion until mid November. Work will be conducted daily between 11.30pm and 06.30am, from what I remember from the leaflet posted though my door. 

So a few sleepless nights for me, as I live close by..... so be nice if you see me looking drawn and tired (also expecting a grandchild any day soon) 

BUT, will be nice to have the trin station looking good at last

flo
flo
16 Sep 2012 22:55

No, Don - the work will be completed 'dreckly'. 

Don Pearson
Don Pearson
17 Sep 2012 12:24

@flo

I decided to write it as "directly" in case chef did not recognise "dreckly." If he doesn't, he soon will and realise its connotation -  that it will be finished when it's finished, no doubt before his grandchild starts school.

Don

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
17 Sep 2012 16:18

Correct on all accounts! Strangely enough I always took the term to mean "soon". I stand corrected :-) 

neilh
neilh
17 Sep 2012 16:49

"Dreckly" might mean 2-3 weeks.  If I remember correctly our local councillor said that the old bridge was due to come down now, there would then be a gap of a week prior to the new bridge being delivered and fitted.  This would cause a problem of access after hours because network rail staff would not be available to assist those who needed help up and down the steps (or across the railway itself).  I think the council were trying to persuade network rail to provide additional out of hours staffing but I don't know how successful they've been in that.

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