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Old May 28th, 2012, 08:31 AM   #221
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bit & bobs for the crane

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Old May 28th, 2012, 09:19 AM   #222
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This is actually a 500 tonne crane and not a 350 like I was told....this has been brought straight from snow hill.

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Old May 28th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #223
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This is actually a 500 tonne crane and not a 350 like I was told....this has been brought straight from snow hill.
ye i had a bit of a shock when i saw it ,still the bigger the better . a Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 would of been nice
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Old May 28th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #224
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oh no hahah thats too big, gastly thing if you ask me! Give me a 1350, 1400 or 1500 any day.....

....I started to make a timeplapse and the webcam has gone down :/ ffs
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Old May 28th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #225
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A frame has been suspended now for a good 3 hours-ish.....From what I can see, they lifted it up but have to way of unhooking the chains at the top...an access platform has just arrived to take them off!!!
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Old May 28th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #226
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the bolts dont seem that big !

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Old May 28th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #227
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thanks for the updates guys

I guess this will be finished off tomorrow now?
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Old May 28th, 2012, 09:37 PM   #228
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Yeah, the bridge has been built up and the rigging checked checked earlier!

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Old May 28th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #230
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the last and biggest part of the bridge decking arrived mid afternoon , after the A frame had gone up the rest of the day was spent attaching the cables to the A frame which took a long time ! 6 in total ,the 3 deck sections were unloaded next to the crane (something a could not photo) ready for the lift Tomorrow .

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Ainscough ,to the moon and beyond

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Old May 28th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #231
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Brill photo's.....If I cant get into cranes when I leave sixth form....I want to build bridges!
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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:15 AM   #232
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Brill photo's.....If I cant get into cranes when I leave sixth form....I want to build bridges!
Just looking at the scale of the suspension cables compared the workmen is enough of an inspiration and reinforces in my mind why I became an engineer. Fantastic stuff to see.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #233
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What great photo's guys.

Just looking at the Tesco webcam, traffic seems to be flowing past the Public again? I thought the Road was closed for a few weeks?
The amount of traffic using it, you would think the Council would get a few cameras up & start fining drivers & for the money rasied to go towards some other project, like the new Swimming Pool.
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Red Ape - I have just walked passed the public, the road has holes in it and it is definitely closed. However, there are cars parked outside it I think this is because the nearby car park is unaccessable.

When the road is open for traffic again it will be used by lots of people as a short cut, I think its a disgrace and the police should pull their fingers out and fine people.

The first section of the bridge is down, it sits at the bottom of the A frame.

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Old May 29th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #235
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Brilliant! Great work as always oldbury, keep it up!
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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:02 PM   #236
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Red Ape - I have just walked passed the public, the road has holes in it and it is definitely closed. However, there are cars parked outside it I think this is because the nearby car park is unaccessable.

When the road is open for traffic again it will be used by lots of people as a short cut, I think its a disgrace and the police should pull their fingers out and fine people.

The first section of the bridge is down, it sits at the bottom of the A frame.
I just read something in the Chronicle that cars can park there with Disabled badges & at the moment can be accessed from the Chronhills Link Way for 5 weeks & then it swaps so it can be accessed from New Street.
But like everything else I suppose it's being abused & anyone parking there.
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sandwell bridge update 3

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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #238
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Loving it, great pics.

Is there a reason the foot bridge is on lower ground than the two road bridges? Seems an odd way to do it.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #239
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I love the structure just not keen on the blue at all! The railings would have been much nicer in a white finish or even a grey/silver to match the A frame.

This is the artists impression.
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I love the blue, it makes a big difference going from the west mids to leicester, where everything is Wolves yellow. The blue definately looks nicer. Not sure about white for these things as it wouldn't be white for very long.
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