Light Railway -
Tour of the line
Page updated on 19 April 2005 (New format for page)
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We start with the bridge over the pond. this is almost the highest point of the line. The pond was already here when we moved in, so, as I didn't fancy emptying the pond and digging down further, I raised the line up to clear it. As a compromise, I tried to make a 'low profile' bridge. I had available two 2" x 2" (50 x 50mm) steel angles which were slightly too short! but decided to lengthen them with 1" x 1" (25 x 25mm) steel square tube. Spacers of the same tube were cut to 5" to seperate the angles at the correct gauge. The angles forming the running surface. (see diagram below) Further tube sections were welded to the outside to form a side 'walkway'.
The bridge was completed by painting the metalwork black and fixing a timber deck.
This photo shows the bridge in situe minus the decking.
The bridge is supported on Concrete blocks and is screwed down.
The numbers in the boxes at the top of the photo's relate to the plan below.
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Well I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my little line. Please drop me an E-mail if you have any questions, I will try and answer any queries you may have.
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©Terry Bowden. 06 November 2002