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cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
13 Oct 2012 19:42

Looks like another sleepless night as they replace the bridge tonight, So if I can't sleep, I might as well take photos ;-)

I will update throughout the night, along with a video all being well 

https://www.dawlish.com/photo?albumid=704&groupid=4719

 

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jools88
jools88
13 Oct 2012 20:50

Will be watching this with you  . Why is there not more people watching this ?

frederick
frederick
13 Oct 2012 22:28

Well be with you all the way - stoking up the fire for a late session on the computer. Good luck - wishing you decent weather. Have also posted on your other bridge replacement site.

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
14 Oct 2012 00:57

Cheers, glad for the company ;-)

New "Rusty" not long arrived by low loader - just updated pics. Rumours can now be confirmed - its 'a clone' !

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
14 Oct 2012 01:47

Struts/supports/stairways now in place - pics updated. Just working on a video upload

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
14 Oct 2012 02:36

New Rusty almost in place :-)

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
14 Oct 2012 02:49

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
14 Oct 2012 03:00

Old Rusty all in place, and now in the process of being "glued together". Pics updated

Uploading video to YouTube now of full installation, but given the transfer speed it looks like it will take about 30 minutes (roll on 4G service ;-)

Anyone else out there still awake? 

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
14 Oct 2012 05:14

frederick
frederick
14 Oct 2012 10:53

Great job Tallyrand - you deserve a 'gong' from the town council in recognition of outstanding sleeplessness in recording a piece of their history - the video went particulary well. Well done, hopefully you are having some deserved sleep before turning your attention back to- a full English ! 

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cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
14 Oct 2012 12:45

cheers @frederick, appreciate the commens - have just updated pics

Pic of new bridge in sunlight (remember sunlight? lol) along with some quick comparison pics of "Old Rusty"

 

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
15 Oct 2012 19:00

So, Old Rusty has been replaced. Does anyone know of plans for other refurbishment of the train station? Lick of paint, updating of the stair coverings either end of the bridge etc? 

frederick
frederick
15 Oct 2012 21:52

Its was initially reported as a 'Millon Pound' station refurbishment scheme. So now the question is - How much money is left and what do they propose to spend it on ? - Lets hope its a spot of paint !     

 

stephen15
stephen15
16 Oct 2012 00:11

Some paint and a new cafe would not go amiss.

Lynne
Lynne
16 Oct 2012 07:43

and planters and hanging baskets?

I've some tulip bulbs I could contribute.

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
16 Oct 2012 10:11

Not sure about the station, but a wander around town yesterday and I noticed some other upgrades going on - 2 new directional / info signs have appeared and one of the groynes being upgraded

frederick
frederick
17 Oct 2012 23:27

A new freshly painted station ( IKB heritage ) cafe overlooking the sea with hanging baskets and access from the prom would be an appropriate reposte by Dawlish to Ilfacombes pregnant woman.

cheftallyrand
cheftallyrand
06 Nov 2012 12:50

..... and STILL the work continues! New pic uploaded.

 

Opening date of 22/10/12, put back to 29/10/12, then to 05/11/12 ..... then on the 06/11/12 new scaffolding has been erected and bridge still not open. I've been away and haven't had chance yet to find out new estimate for it being open for use?

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