The scaffolding has been erected at the station for the bridge replecement work.
Also there is a temporary staircase on the sea wall to allow access to platform 1.
At last old rusty is going, hooray!
workmen here today taking away the timber siding. I'm going to be taking daily pics as work progresses to scrapbook the before and after and post them up here for those interested
Diary of pics can be found here (anyone know if there is a way I can reset the order of the pics?
Bit of a change made overnight
Sorry chef, there isn't a way of ordering them at the moment. I'll put that on the TODO list.
I may be able to do it for you though if you let me know the order.
@webmaster - cheers for that, will be a handy feature in the future :-)
In the meantime, I have made a short term fix by deleting all the pics (previously uploaded en masse) and then reloaded them one at a time, after realizing they kept order of latest upload showing first :-)
Do we know whether the old bridge is to be removed in one piece or not. If it is how are they proposing to undertake the task ? Also are they bringing in the new bridge by rail and using a rail crane to install ? All very interesting and essential to record the progress of the scheme. If you have any further information as regards the definite dates for removal and installation of the bridges I would be grateful . I am planning to come down from Cheshire. Look forward to seeing your pics to - date. Well done for recognising the historical importance of this event to the towns railway history.
I did have a letter posted to me, detailing most of what you mentioned. Unfortunately, it has to mis-placed. So if anyone else still has thier copy, I would interested in details too
I just thought I would point you in the direction of our webcam that it situated on the east side of the bridge, I assume, you are talking about? The bridge at the east end of Dawlish station. We noticed some scaffolding on the bridge when we turned the camera to face west.
Just a little bit about us, we are a non-profit making Railway cam website, with 4 main cameras place throughout England, West Coast Main Line, East Coast Mainline, Todmorden and Dawlish. We are not after any free plugs etc, Just thought our cam may be of interest to you and other readers of dawlish.com.
Our site cam be found at www.railcam.org.uk and the cameras are all free to watch. Once on the main page just select 'Watch all cameras' from the 'Free Channels' drop down menu at the top. Once on the cameras page, scroll down to just under the 3 Google ads and there is a link to 'Click to Continue to the Camera Feeds', click this and the 3 default cameras (from left to right) WCML, Todmorden, ECML, will load. Above the 3 live feeds you will see Screen 1, Screen 2 and Screen 3, these drop down menus enable you to select which camera you wish to watch and in which screen, select 'Dawlish' in any of these screen and the camera will appear.
As I mentioned, this is no plug for free advertising, Just that the bridge in question is featured in this cam, and I personally would like to see how the replacing of it will go about, live over the internet!
Feel free to contact us by replying to this message or contacting us through our webpage, or even find us on Facebook or Twitter, just search for railcamlive.
Many thanks, CSK (Administrator)
Thank you for trying to help. Unfortunately your assumption over which bridge is to be replaced would appear to be incorrect. If we are to see the station footbridge replacement from your cam you would need to have your cam facing West not East. Can you move its direction remotely for a couple of months so that all interested parties can watch the progress of this engineering project.
Thanks for that Lynne.
Frederick, the cam is usuall facing towards Dawlish Warren. Is the bridge actually on the station or the one at the Dawlish Warren end, where the steps are just visible on our cam it its usual position?
@RailCamLive.it is at the far end where the shops start and the passengers with prams and in wheelchairs can cross.if it was at the other end you would see it better on the webcam.but I thought it was a railcam, not a replacement of bridge webcam.hope this helps.
Now Stephen 15 -It must be me - but if a rail event is happening which last occurred in 1937 I cannot understand why the railcam cannot be pointed west - killing two birds with one stone comes to mind. However it may not be as simple as that - Looks like Cheftallyrands photos will have to do. I'm sure they will be just fine.
Fredrick, The only problem with having it facing the other way is you get to see very little of the trains, well far less than you do when it is pointing the standard way (Towards Dawlish Warren) but it can be moved at a flick of a switch if you like. It is remotely controlled by any of the administrators on the site and done over the internet. This link will show you what I mean https://twitter.com/railcamlive/status/252741505779904514/photo/1 Is this the bridge we are talking about, so we can clear that question up?
No, it is the actually passenger bridge under the Station roof.
Ah well, shame about that, Well you are aware of the cam now, so feel free to view it, any feedback or comments you wish to make are greatly appreciated.
Lets keep it simple and view Tallyrands photos, The first five are just the job - keep posting Tallyrand don't worry about their order
Just noticed that Tallyrands photos appear to have been taken from a vantage spot on the roof of the ' Chippy,' Obviously has his' Chefs ' hat on!
@frederick - close!
Looked for a great vantage point that I could easily take the same shot each time :-) I will take a pic each time any work is done, no matter how minor .... so you may have to play "spot the difference" ;-) As to the order, that's all sorted, the first pic to appear will be the latest one.
I did last when I first got here last year see a set of then & now pics of the town. Anyone know / remember this? Because I can't remember where I saw it. This sort of thing fascinates me, so if I dreamt it, I would love to do a series of them mysel if anyone knows of where I can get access to turn of the century (19th/20th) pics?