Whats Happening ?

Tuesday March 16th

Trevor and Adrian cut more decking to length and coat it with preservative.  They then manoeuvre the last remaining original coping stone into place, using rollers and levers, and lay it on a bed of mortar.

Late in the afternoon Michael Pryer arrives and uses the Ruston to lift the bridge and manoeuvre it across the lock chamber to its resting position. Adrian and John hang onto ropes to help prevent the bridge swing as its moved.  Finally it is gently lowered onto some timbers on the ground to spread its weight and is ready to be decked out.