Posted by: wrha | May 29, 2013

Past & Present

The northern reinstatement project is already rolling back the years in many places, allowing comparisons between the Waverley’s “wilderness years” and the present day. For example, here’s overbridge 23 at Kirkhill Manor (Gore Glen) which was infilled many years ago: Iain Mac’s photo from 2005 taken at track level shows the surviving abutments almost swallowed by nature, while Geoff’s photo from last weekend shows a clear formation, the infilling excavated and substantial vegetation removal.

Bridge 23 in 2005, copyright I. MacIntosh

Bridge 23 in 2005, copyright I. MacIntosh

 

and in 2013. Copyright G. Ruderham, WRHA/ CBR

and in 2013. Copyright G. Ruderham, WRHA/ CBR

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  1. The fun is really starting now, both North & South abutments at Hardengreen Roudabout are being dug.
    So it’s out with the box brownie again, can I have a polaroid next year please Santa?

  2. Geoff, can you forward photos of bridge 23 abutments excavated please. It would help greatly to fill the gap in my/our archive as you can tell, there really wasn’t a lot to photograph back in 2005.
    Cheers in advance,

    Mac.

  3. The Bridge abutments have now been completely removed and when I looked last were stacked up likely to be shipped off somewhere else.


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