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Stainmore Railway Company (Kirkby Stephen East)

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Luke McMahon, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. daveannjon

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    Anyone would think Highways England don't know that concrete production is bad for the environment, never mind using it in this way.

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    Anything to do with Highways is bad for the environment, proverbial ducks-back
     
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    I've signed up but having read the earlier posts, I wonder if the infill is perhaps air entrained concrete which will give sufficient support yet is comparatively easy to remove. It certainly seems to have slumped a lot. What is that digger doing on the slope? The newspaper article does quote HE as stating that the bridge arch is now supported but the fill can be removed at any time in the future, at no cost to the parties concerned, should the linking up of the 2 railways be organized and other obstacles overcome.(Note, this is my interpretation of the written words). Yes the bridge has been infilled but it is not a nail in the coffin for the railways, if people keep to their word that is, and if the quote was correct.
     
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    Two very big “ifs” there given the rebuttal to the minister’s words in the Lords.


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    Keep up at the back.... https://www.national-preservation.c...-stopped-dft-told.1419076/page-2#post-2746419 ;):D

    As noted in that thread, I am not sure how they are going to unfill it without causing irreversible damage to the bridge itself, making the whole process rather pointless (part from being a massive deterrent and stopping them doing it again!), any concrete which has adhered to the stonework of the bridge will be considerably harder and stronger than the stone of the bridge itself so if they try and move it the stone will fracture way before the concrete does wrecking the stone, much as applying concrete render does to historic buildings and cement based pointing to stone buildings.
     
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    Ah, I’d missed that thread (I’m not generally a regular habitué of General Railway Chat).

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    Perhaps a statutory order to rebore/repair /replace the bridge as of when required at prices ruling should be sufficient. Given the lack of trust in any government quango to carry out its future promises /obligations , and imagining that if a future operation wants to reinstate a line between x and y and two or three infilled structures need to be instated the bill to the government would prevent such a thing being approved, perhaps not.
     
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    I suspect they will have to cut away the air entrained concrete as much as possible and then cut away any residual concrete to leave a minimum depth adhering to the stonework, hence the greater cost involved.May leave the bridge in a slightly improved structural state than it was by virtue of a concrete layer under the arch.
     

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