Today Andrew and I headed out to repair the BV Path bridge in Aldershot between Shawfield Lane and Brookfield Road. We have organised for contractors to replace it in July, so we’ll shortly be widening Shawfield Lane so they can get vehicle access.
In the mean time we’ve been safety checking the bridge every fortnight. Occasional deck planks are showing their age but the main beams are fine. We’re keen to keep this important bridge link open, so we’ve laid new ply down to protect the original old bridge deck. First we stripped off the old ply and cleaned mud and weeds out from the bridge decking.
We screwed down the new exterior ply then Laura arrived to give us a hand stapling down some grippy chicken wire. Her infamous technique (honed by fixing the Fleet Pond boardwalks), involved standing on the wire and shimmying to tension it flat.
Finally ready for home with a newly repaired bridge.