Bridging the Avon 2
Having done with the decorative brick work the builders went on and got out the filler and started to create the pointy bits at the bottom of the bridge where the centre pillar goes to the river bed. These are meant to channel the water more effectively and stop items becoming stuck on the centre pillar, thus backing up water height and creating pressure. On the real bridge they don't appear to be overly good at this.
The filler was also used by the builders to fill in the gaps under the arch where they had bodged this into place.
On top of the bridge the builders have also placed the capstones.
Having been busy the builders fearing Giles really pulled their fingers out and have started playing god and have been creating a suitable landscape for the bridge to sit in. They are still waiting for this to dry at the moment though!
The loco has been placed on top of the bridge to give a sense of scale, and the picture with the blue background has had this photoshopped in. The pink wall just did not look right. Getting pictures of the far side of the bridge is tricky at the moment. It's too close to the the wall.
Next job will be for the builders to get their paint pots out and start painting. The cap stones on the abutments will have to wait until the landscape has dried out.