For those of you who may have missed it on the other thread, and are interested, I will be posting regular pics (daily once they REALLY get started) of the railway bridge.
Today's photo has been posted
NEWSFLASH - jut spoken with the foreman. Old Rusty will be gone tonight, by about 2am. So if your interested in saying ta ra, coming down to watch the action etc think about being down there around 11.30pm :-)
Oh, and I am updating photos throughout the night, for those that are staying wrapped up & indoors. Apologies for quality of night pics, but its just a run of the mill digital camera
UPDATE @ 12.45am - everything still at a standstill. Gear, crane etc all ready to rock n roll, but no low loader as yet to put it on & carry it away
UPDATE @ 1.05am - things starting to move. Crane now in action, looks like the final preparation is underway. That crane beggers belief; arm is extending up to at least 6-8 storys, how it doesn't topple over is amazing. Photos have been updated :-)
UPDATE @ 3am - thier cutting away the bridge
Guess the Foreman was a bit optimistic then!
Well it's finally gone! Be interesting to see what it all looks like in daylight
@Philip - just a wee bit!! but an awesome job, well done! and well worth the lack of sleep :-d
R.I.P. Old Rusty ....... Rust In Pieces, that is! ;-)
Right time for some shut eye, me thinks. Night night all ............
Well done Tallyrand - Great job.The sequence of pics were perfect. Have a easy week to prepare for another great effort next weekend. As the Generals used to say ' Carry on-I'm right behind you' - In my particular case its about 250 miles.
Great images Chef, old rusty hanging midair by King Lifter.......remarkable
@frederick & @Philip - cheers guys. didn't realise taking night pics would be so frustrating. each of those shots were the best of about 10 taken; either too much light,nott enough or nothing but reflective safety gear glowing when flash was used.
Have a video of the actual final lift, when I find out how to upload video here @webmaster ?
PS - I was surprised thre was only myself & one other watching / recording the whole thing, late as it was I thought there might be a small crowd
@chef, the only way to add video at the moment is to upload it to YouTube, then embed it in a post or article using the YouTube button.
@webmaster - thanks for that, video has been uploaded and can be viewed at
@chef, to do this you click the YouTube button (next to the smiley button) and just paste in the url and click OK.
@webmaster - thanks for that
Tried it with my iPad, but it didnt want to work and I ran out of time to swap over to my laptop
@chef- do you think any of the local tv news outlets might be interested in your video?
Good point, but not sure the quality will be anywhere good enough. Who do you mean by local tv news? (remembering I am not "local" plus i dont watch much tv)
ITV Westcountry News
Here we go again - should be a tester to drop the new bridge in place - looking forward to the pics and any video. Much obliged for all your efforts in recording this major engineering project for the town. I would have thought the Dawlish Museum would be interested in keeping a photographic record of this project.