ST7513 : Two Fords Bridge

taken 12 years ago, near to Lydlinch, Dorset, Great Britain

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Two Fords Bridge
Two Fords Bridge
Built by Canadian servicemen in 1942 ST7513 : Plaque on Two Fords Bridge, the metal bridge is a Callender-Hamilton Truss type to allow passage of wartime tanks over the River Lydden, saving the old masonry bridge a few feet away. When the photo was taken, resurfacing had exposed the wooden double-length-sleeper deck, which was found to be partially rotted and required complete replacement, extending closure of the bridge from 10 days to about 3 months. Previous inspection had not revealed the problem. Consent is needed from the Environment Agency on measures to prevent old timber falling into and polluting the river. Creosote-treated wood of the right length has to be located as modern copper-treated wood is not up to the job. The bridge is of local historic interest.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 August, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 750 137 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.3706N 2:21.3548W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 750 137
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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