'For the want of a nail . . . '
. . . or so the nursery rhyme goes, encompassing shoe, horse, battle and kingdom! In our case however, it was merely a footbridge. There were numerous cross-treads to replace with four nails per cross-tread. Down went the treads, as did the supply of nails. Rapidly!! It got less ... and less ... and less, until ... Mmm! Well counted, Mick! All treads secure and a completely empty nail tin!
|Footbridge before repairs.|
|Damaged section repair; view 01.|
|Damaged section repair; view 02.|
|Two lengths of securing wire added, parallel to the edges of the footbridge.|
We also repacked one of the end piers and did some minor drainage work on the paths leading to and from the footbridge. All-in-all, efficiently completed tasks in an idyllic location.