SX9473 : Something in the air

near to Teignmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Something in the air
Something in the air
Near sunset, 6:15pm GMT, on a sunny Saturday in February. The chains hang at rest from a hydraulic crane in the station car park. The concrete beams for rebuilding Fore Street bridge are loaded on a flat truck. After a short journey the other crane, right, will place the beams. There should be something to see on Sunday.
Fore Street bridge, Teignmouth :: SX9373
Fore Street bridge, once a principal route over the railway and into the town, has carried local traffic since the realignment of the A379 in the late 1980s. Consulting engineers for Network Rail, Arup, had identified unacceptable weakness in the girders supporting the carriageway together with overloading in the parapet girders. The only solution was to dismantle the bridge (which may date from the time Brunel's GWR was scythed through the town) and install a new, stronger one. The major part of the work was carried out over the weekend of 18-19 February 2012 in a highly organised operation.

Information taken from Network Rail's Prior Approval Application to Teignbridge District Council, TCP 10/049, 20 December 2011, with thanks.
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Saturday, 18 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 18 June, 2012
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Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9424 7308 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.8733N 3:29.6456W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9424 7308
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Rebuilding Works  Hydraulic Crane  Railway Station Car Park 

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