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Friday, 25 October 2013

Building the Bridge


Back in 1993 a new By-Pass was built round Wallingford to relieve the amount of traffic that was going through the town. I felt this work had to be recorded so I set out to photograph as much as I could so started the seeds of my photographing what went on in my area.

The photo shows one of the bridge sections being lifted into place 

Here you can see them lifting one of the last sections in place. The last parts were done at night in freezing conditions. You can see the whole story in my Blog here

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  1. Great photos Bill. I always marvel at how they get those last sections in place.

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    1. There was a rescue boat underneath in case some one fell in, just wish they had digital back then

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  2. What a job that must have been!

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    1. It was, I felt privileged to have been there.

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  3. Hari Om
    Popped over and read the other - great recording of new history! These two photos are excellent and particularly like the night shot. YAM xx

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    1. Think that was my favorite to, mind you I got the mother of all colds from standing round in the cold all night

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  4. You are a good industrial photographer...these pictures tell the story clearly. Neat to know what got you started on documenting your city.

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    1. You should see the latest documentation, I've spent the last three years recording a hospital conversion, not to mention two years recording as shopping center being constructed.

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  5. Isn't this fun? I began blogging for Habitat for Humanity and Documented a home being built.

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    1. I did that with the extension to our place, the work is still ongoing but at least it is decorating the roms which werr not done. The garden is another project at the moment

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