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Tuesday, April 28, 2009


This is the very short video of me closing the lift bridge on the Prees Arm. It`s the only one that is operated by sheer physical strength and a chain instead of using a windlass to operate the hydraulic mechanism on the other bridges.


antinady said...

I bet you're missing me now aren't you?

grey wolf said...

did you feel it was easier than the other method or easier with a windlass.

Les Biggs said...

Hi Antinady
I`ve missed you both from November.
After all these liftbridges i bought myself some choccies.

Les Biggs said...

Hi Grey Wolf
Actually i think it`s easier to just use the chain as the windlass wind is quite long, although i have heard that some of the chain operated bridges on other parts of the system can be very hard to operate but i think this one being a listed structure has been well maintained.

Anonymous said...

Great video Les! I had a good chuckle at your little dance on the end of the chain! Glad you won the bout!

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs