Tag Archives: Bridge

A gripping saga!

It all started during lockdown! When restrictions were lifted slightly and we were classed as keyworkers, I was able to visit some of our sites to carry out inspections, which included looking at everything such as the fences, gates, bins, … Continue reading

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Hollybush Bridge is open

After work on the bridge last week to repair the deck and handrails, I’m pleased to say that this important link in the Blackwater Valley Path is open again. Senior Ranger Stuart

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A new bridge rises from Rowhill

Yesterday we finished installing a 9m bridge on a new path at Rowhill Nature Reserve. With our construction experience, it was great to be able to manage this project and support the Rowhill Conservation Volunteers. Planning the project with Rushmoor Borough Council … Continue reading

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I’m sure the bridge bearers weren’t that long…

Last week I popped down to Rowhill to lend a hand to the volunteers taking delivery of their bridge kit, for a new pedestrian bridge. We’ve chosen the same design as our Tice’s Meadows bridges. They offer robust metal bearers … Continue reading

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Bridge protection at Tices Meadow

Last week the volunteers joined Bobbie and I to install faggots to protect the Eastern (6m) Bridge that we installed. The bundles of ash stems were fixed down with chestnut posts and tied in with wire. The faggots have already … Continue reading

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Tractoring at Tices Meadow

This week I’ve been on the tractor helping Stu out on his bridge construction project. It’s been entertaining seeing how many different jobs we can use the tractor for. I unloaded the bridge timber at Ash Lock then we drove down to … Continue reading

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Brookfields/Shawfield bridge closure

The bridge over the river between Aldershot and Ash will be shut from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th as it is being replaced.  Some of the surrounding footpaths may be temporarily shut for access. Please see the map for alternative routes. … Continue reading

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Bridge widening at Swan Lake

Today was my first full day working for Blackwater Valley as one of their new rangers. Jenny was unfortunate to be my buddy to help with the bridge widening at Swan Lake park. Ranger Stu B.

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Footbridge Foundations

Blackwater Valley rangers George and Ben have been installing a new footbridge. Essential infrastructure for a new waymarked footpath that will run through the woodland of Rushmoor Bottom, one of the areas we’re developing to provide natural greenspace for the … Continue reading

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Bridge – Frimley Hatches

This week on Tuesday and Wednesday Steven, Laura and myself have replaced the old post and rail for the vehicle bridge spanning the Blackwater river, near Frimley hatches, with new rails and posts. Senior Ranger Andrew Price

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