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Other Brunel's Swing Bridge Pages

As well as an introductory page, the other Brunel's Swing Bridge pages cover: events at the bridge; reports of work parties in 2018, 2019 and 2020; photos of work parties in 2020 and 2021; information on the 170th Anniversary events; and copies of the display boards.

Brunel's Swing Bridge Project News - 2021

Man in yellow high-viz vest painting over graffiti

May 2021

The appearance of the site was transformed at the first work party of the year, which was a well-attended event.

The grafitti artists had taken full advantage of the long absence of work parties, and both sides of the bridge were improved visually by a repaint. The pit covers were lifted and the 1 tonne hydraulic ram was raised so that the base holes could be reamed out at the next work party. A group removed the weeds that had been growing around the site.

Photo right: Painting over graffiti that had appeared on the side of the bridge during the long lay-off, May 21 (Photo: ?)

More photos of the work party can be found on the 2021 photo page.

Five people in yellow hi-vi vests painting a wall

June 2021

More of the graffiti on the surrounding area was painted over, and the photo on the right shows a couple of younger volunteers at work. In the ram pit a broken flange on the ram was repaired and the ram was then replaced in its normal position. A small team worked on this using blocks and a jacking gantry.

Photo right: Painting over graffiti, June 21 (Photo: ?)

Other Brunel's Swing Bridge Pages

As well as an introductory page, the other Brunel's Swing Bridge pages cover: events at the bridge; reports of work parties in 2018, 2019 and 2020; photos of work parties in 2020 and 2021; information on the 170th Anniversary events; and copies of the display boards.

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