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Duing October and November the swing bridge on the Nottingham canal at Langley Mill was refurbished by our regular volunteer work party. Originally there were seven swing bridges on the canal and this is the only one still working. The work entailed the removal of the planking, bearers and ballast, then cleaning, repairing and painting the frame. The bearings and pintle were also cleaned and fitted with a cover. The new bearers and planking were then installed and following slight adjustment to the ballast the bridge was re-opened. The bridge was built in the late 1790s and the last refurbishment was in 1985.

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