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Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No. 30

Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No.30 Concrete was poured on Friday 19th November. This completes the Slad Brook Culvert Headwall up to what will be the finished footway level. This week steel fixing has been completed on the South West wall along with the shutters.                           […]

History Hunt

Jim is on a History Hunt Cotswold Canals Trust member Jim White has donned his deerstalker hat, picked up a magnifying glass and set out on a hunt for some elusive evidence of 1700's lock gates & lock-gear engineering. Can you help him in the hunt for paintings, plans or photographs of Stroudwater Navigation Locks? Jim, […]

Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No.29

Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No.29 – An Update from Nigel Edgeworth Following the flooding experienced last week, the pumping capacity has been increased and all is now under control.  This week has seen the completion of the bridge base. Steel fixing has continued on the final section of the south wall and also for the concrete […]

Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No. 28

Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No. 28 – An Update from Nigel Edgeworth Site Flooded Monday saw a bad start to the week when the works became flooded following heavy rain over the weekend.  The water level had reached a depth of approximately 2m.  The contractor brought additional pumps in on Monday to drain the area. Tuesday […]

Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No. 27

Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No. 27. An Update from Nigel Edgeworth Three quarters of the bridge base slab and side walls are complete. Work has now started to complete the remaining section of base slab and side walls. It was not possible to complete the base and side walls in one go as space was needed […]

Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No. 26

Merrywalks Bridge Bulletin No.26  An Update from Nigel Edgeworth Work this week has mainly concentrated on the placing of steel and shuttering for the south wall of the bridge. It is anticipated that all shuttering will be in place ready for a concrete pour first thing on Monday morning. There are still some sections of the […]