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Bonkers Blog September 2015

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26 September (Part 2) - A busy day in Abbey Wood

Unlike last weekend, no one could say that Crossrail have not done a lot today.

East of the station the track renewal is being extended further towards Belvedere. It’s the same operation that was seen on 5th and 6th September but in a less accessible place so no big photo feature this time.
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The more dramatic change was half a mile to the west where the old Bostall Manorway footbridge was being removed despite no alternative route being available for several more months.

It was quite a lengthy operation though not as time consuming as erecting the new one. I am grateful to Network Rail’s Traffic Marshall for helping to pass the time with a brief history of Africa and where not to go if visiting Jamaica. I now know about African Granville Tailer Woods who invented many things including an overhead electric railway system.

The bridge removal from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. is pictured here. (35 images.) As is too often the case with these big Crossrail operations the best and sometimes only viewing point looks straight into the sun.

 

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