Does anyone need a bridge?

Isn't this the coolest DIY option ever? http://beaverbridges.co.uk/bridges-for-sale /
I'm just trying to see how the angle-grinder aspect fits, but I'm sure it's in there somewhere.
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Makes you wonder how the army came across a surplus bridge in the storeroom?
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On 22 Nov, 21:24, "Ash" wrote:

I wonder if they're recruiting sales agents in Cumbria?

Some storeman was probably wandering down the aisles and wondered what the awfully big box was between "Bridge, Ethernet" and "Bridge, Dental, Officers"
It's fortunate it was discovered before it was loaded on to a plane and loads of squaddies in Terroristan find they're not getting their Xmas afternoon DVD, "Bridge, River Kwai, Over The"
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No, it was the bridge that socialism built that the people could not cross.
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They could do with some of them oop north - isn't there another main road bridge about to get washed away (with or without plod on it )
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On Sun, 22 Nov 2009 21:29:19 +0000, geoff wrote:

I'm amazed that they didn't look closer at these bridges before - it's not like flooding has never happened here before ... my sister's house in Cockermouth was flooded a few years ago and they were worried about the bridges then. Luckily for her, she's moved away since and lives half-way up a large hill!
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Steve Walker wrote:

How can you look at the foundations?
They are underground and under water.
That's what's gone. The river has undermined them.
Worst recorded rainfall ever apparently.
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Hold your breath, stick you head under the water and look, simples.
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On 22 Nov,

I remember one collapsing in the 1966 floods. An archer was employed by teh GPO to get a line across for to pull telephone cables across. A bailey bridge was built quickly by the military to replace it, and I think it's still in use.
It's almost certainly not possible for the military to do the same again. Privatisation will have removed that ability.
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wibbled on Monday 23 November 2009 12:53

In effect.
BT would ring up the Army and say: "how about a bridge then" The Army would say: "Sure - happy to help. Equipment and men, hmm, that'll be , payable in advance please as you have the face of a deadbeat"
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Langwathby, near Penrith. 1968 I think, and I drove over it only a few years ago.
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On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 06:20:06 -0800 (PST), Andy Dingley wrote:

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Correct, and that "temporary" girder bridge is it is still there. It was closed for a while on Thursday/Friday.
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snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net wrote:

That sounds like the bridge over the Eden on the Alston to Penrith road at Langwathby. <http://www.langwathby.org/bridge.htm
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On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:40:33 +0000, Mike Clarke

That isn't a Bailey bridge. It is a Callender-Hamilton bridge.
The Callender-Hamilton is a very different beast. It pre-dated the Bailey design. It is stronger than a simple Bailey bridge and can carry heavier loads and/or span significantly longer distances.
However, it takes much longer to construct than a Bailey bridge because it is made of many individual pieces of galvanised steel bolted together with thousands of galvanised bolts which all need to be torqued up. The Bailey bridge is prefabricated in panels which are joined together with dowel pins - an instant fix. Only the cross beams that carry the deck need to be bolted.
The Callender company later became part of BICC (British Insulated Callenders Cables) which spawned the engineering contractor Balfour Beatty. So Balfour Beatty holds the rights to the Callender Hamilton bridge system while Fairfield Mabey holds the rights to the later variants of the Bailey design.
The designer of the Callender-Hamilton bridge, Archibald Milne Hamilton, successfully sued Donald Bailey, the designer of the Bailey bridge, for breach of patent. However, it is fair to say that the Bailey bridge's panel design was superior in that it allowed rapid construction without needing heavy lifting equipment, which meant it was much more successful as a military bridging system.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._M._Hamilton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bailey_bridge
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On Sun, 22 Nov 2009 21:29:19 +0000 Geoff wrote :

Not just oop north, near my old home too ...
"Commuters face travel chaos over Christmas after a railway bridge collapsed into a river during heavy rainfall.
A train driver raised the alarm at around midnight on Saturday after crossing the 100-year-old bridge over the River Crane, in Feltham."
http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/richmondnews/4751160.Travel_chaos_expected_over_Christmas /
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Collapsed bridge will take 'a number of weeks' to repair
Dosen`t look like anything sime car body filer wouldn`t cope with ;-)
Cheers Adam

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Fuckit
I blame you for this
The bridge of my glasses has just snapped
bugger !
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writes

Take them off before you put your head up your arse.

Correct.
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Now, now, that's not at all nice Dennis
you retard
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geoff wrote:

Don't call Dennis a retard. It's offensive to retards.
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