Whats Happening ?

Sat 23rd Jan 2010

Saturday 23rd

John finishes welding the out-riggers and side supports to the bridge framework. Jpg out-riggers Apart from decking and hand-rails it is completed and now awaits craning into place across the lock chamber. 

While John was busy welding, Adrian was coating the raw steel in red oxide paint but noticed, out of the corner of his eye, a lot of disturbance to the water surface inside the lock chamber. On investigation he was delighted to see an otter exploring the paddle chamber.  He and John watched the otter as it disappeared into the opposite paddle chamber exit where it hid for a while before re-emerging and then casually swimming down the chamber to the river whilst having a good look at the two bridge-builders.  What a brilliant day!