Re: Re: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava

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I was talking to a couple of workers down there a few days ago.

They’re a firm that are doing exploratory work on the status of the river bed, etc. Once this has been done, Mr C. and his bridge-building team can get cracking.

At the time I was passing, the river bed was about 11 metres below the surface at that point (and at that time of day), according to the marks on their little platform. (I’d guess that was about 13-14 metres below the level of the road at the location of the platform (ca. the Ferryman). They told me there was then about another 5-6 metres of silt and boulder clay below this, before they were hitting bedrock.

It could all be some time yet before the bridge is built.

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