BRIDGE GOES FOR PAINT­ING

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En­gi­neers, faced with the chal­lenge of re­paint­ing the Horse Bridge over the River Soar in Birstall with­out any paint get­ting in the river and harm­ing wildlife, opted to send it away for paint­ing. A 100-tonne crane lifted the bridge on to a lorry which took it away to spe­cial­ist paint­ing con­trac­tors near Don­caster. Af­ter grit­blast­ing and some mi­nor re­pairs, a new coat of paint should pro­tect the bridge for the next 25 years. The Trust has in­stalled a tem­po­rary bridge in the mean­time.

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