11th April 2014
The deck was fitted at Constitution Hill Bridge today.
This was the sight upon coming down Constitution Hill on a bright sunny morning.
The bridge was swung into position …..
….. but it was slightly ill fitting.
A quick bit of remedial action …..
….. swung back again …..
….. just right.
The guys from Beaver Bridges, who made it, were the first to cross …..
….. however Selwyn Jones, Derbyshire County Council Engineer, and our volunteer Work Party were soon there to inspect it.
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This is the long gone bridge that it replaced.
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We have recently received this painting of the bridge done in the 1930s.
In this shot, Mill Green Bridge is 238 years old; the new bridge is 1 hour old.
It looks massive from below.
The bridge is not yet open to the public, because there are a few bits of finishing off to be done, e.g. a few coping stones, steps and handrails.