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Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on February 27, 2005, 09:29:39 AM
The Iron Bridge Restoration Project Diary has been updated with the latest news on progress and fundraising.

Click here to visit the Diary
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on May 15, 2005, 11:50:33 AM
The Iron Bridge Diary has been updated again, and hopefully explains why things have been quiet again recently.

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Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on May 28, 2005, 09:44:48 AM
The Iron Bridge Diary has been updated again to advise of the Gift Aid received from the Inland Revenue and the Community Raised Funding passing through the £10,000 barrier :D

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Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on July 19, 2005, 07:09:40 PM
The Iron Bridge Restoration Project Diary has been updated with the latest news on the gas pipe and fundraising.

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Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on September 27, 2005, 11:05:50 PM
We've made some significant progress in recent weeks on the Iron Bridge Project. At long last we have a design solution and we can now begin to move forward towards the next stage. There's still a way to go but we've definitely turned a corner recently. The big challenge for us now is to increase the rate of fund-raising to meet our targets as soon as we can, so that by the time we're ready to make the next HLF bid we have enough match funding. We need another £10,000. If you think you can help, even in just a small way, please get in touch. Read about all this in more detail in the on-line diary.

Click here to visit the Diary
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on November 27, 2005, 06:47:52 PM
Good progress is being made on fund-raising and on the detail design for the repairs to the bridge. Although estimates have increased, with a commitment from SMBC to provide at least 5% of the costs and significant contributions from Marple Area Committee and the Jubilee Amateur Dramatic Society, we are making in-roads into the balance of match-funding needed. If you think you can help, even in just a small way, please get in touch. Read about all this in more detail in the on-line diary.

Click here to visit the Diary
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on December 10, 2005, 05:17:10 PM
More good progress on match-funding for the bridge with another excellent contribution from the MacNair Trust. If you think you can help, even in just a small way, please get in touch. Read about all this in more detail in the on-line diary.

Click here to visit the Diary
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on December 27, 2005, 07:30:33 AM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with the latest news, including the profits on our 2006 calendar sales, which will be donated to the match-funding for the next phase.

We've also added a new on-line consultation form - please fill this in to help us to demonstrate local support for the project to the Heritage Lottery Fund when we make our application to them for up to 90% of the funds that will be needed to carry out the restoration.

Click here to go straight to the diary & consultation form
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on January 28, 2006, 10:55:18 AM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with the latest news, including generous contributions to the matchfunding from Marple Business Forum and The Rotary Club of New Mills, Marple & District.

We've had a good response to the on-line consultation with 50 replies so far, but it would be great if we could get more, so please complete the on-line consultation for if you haven't already done so.

Click here to go directly to the Diary.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on January 31, 2006, 12:37:13 PM
We have just learnt that we have been granted Listed Building Consent for the planned repairs/strengthening of the Iron Bridge. This is a significant milestone and a major step towards achieving the bridge's restoration. :D
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on March 26, 2006, 09:46:49 AM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with the latest news and fund raising developments.

The on-line consultation is now closed and the results, which were overwhelmingly positive, have been compiled into a report that will go to the HLF. We'll convert this to a web friendly version and add it to the site in the near future. Thank you everyone who took the time to reply to the consultation.

Click here to go directly to the Diary.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on April 04, 2006, 08:05:34 PM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated again to record submission of the completion report for the Project Planning phase.

The results of the consultation are also now available on-line.

Click here to go straight to the diary or here to see the consultation results.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on February 03, 2007, 08:39:25 AM
We are pleased to announce that the Iron Bridge Restoration Project full grant application was submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund in January 2007.

Our thanks go to the extraordinary number of local people and organisations who have helped us get this far.

The HLF will advise their decision in June this year and, of course, you should learn of it here first. Cross your fingers everyone!

Click here for more details in the Project Diary.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on August 15, 2007, 12:09:42 PM
The Iron Bridge Construction Diary has been updated with news about the CGI model now in production, the early stages of which can be viewed on-line.

In addition it included details of our appeal for people with interesting memories and stories about the bridge that we may be able to include in the documentary film being produced by Fusion Films. If you have any interesting or amusing tales to tell about the Iron Bridge or strong feelings about why it is important to you - or if you know somebody else that does - please do let us know.

As usual you can use the link http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge to go straight to the latest news.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on August 27, 2007, 04:47:47 PM
The Iron Bridge Construction Diary has been updated again with the latest news, which is that the bridge will close to the public tomorrow. There's also a copy of Dew's schedule for those who would like to know exactly when things should happen.

Use this link http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge to go straight to the latest news.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on September 02, 2007, 10:23:39 AM
The Iron Bridge Webcam is now online.

The direct link is http://www.marple-uk.com/webcam

The webcam gives streaming video or updated stills and is ready just in time for the excitement of the Bailey Bridge being removed tomorrow, so if you want a front row seat to this event from home or work make sure you view the webcam today!
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on September 16, 2007, 08:09:04 AM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with the latest news.

Use this link http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge to go straight to the latest news.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on October 13, 2007, 05:28:31 PM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated today and we now have a second webcam inside the encapsulation.

The direct link is http://www.marple-uk.com/webcam
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on December 29, 2007, 11:47:09 AM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with the latest news about the delays and the construction drawings are now available to view on-line.

Use this link http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge to go straight to the latest news.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on January 16, 2008, 07:08:02 AM
The Iron Bridge web cams have been down for a while due to an electrical problem but they are now back on-line.

Now that the design is resolved things are now starting to pick up on site again and there should soon be some interesting stuff to see in the near future.

Click here to go direct to the web cam page.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on February 24, 2008, 08:40:51 AM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with the latest news now that work has restarted and fabrication of the modern intervention that will house the re-routed gas main is underway.

Use this link http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge to go straight to the latest news.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on March 29, 2008, 08:04:12 PM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with the latest news and work is expected to pick up next week with delivery of the first hollow box-section beam (with gas main fitted).

We've also had a new web cam fitted, although there's a piece of loose canvas flapping in from of it now but we hope that will be sorted out soon!

Use this link http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge to go straight to the latest news.

Click here to go direct to the web cam page.
Title: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on April 05, 2008, 09:14:42 AM
The diary has been updated with news about the installation of the first steel hollow box section beam on Wednesday morning.

Use this link http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge to go straight to the latest news.
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on May 03, 2008, 04:14:08 PM
The diary has been updated with latest news about the gas main diversion and the arrival of the second hollow box section on Tuesday 6th May.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest news http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on May 06, 2008, 09:23:28 PM
Another diary update with news regarding the work completed today and, unfortunately, some more delays too.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest news http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on May 31, 2008, 08:24:24 AM
The project diary has been updated this morning with details about the opening ceremony on 22nd June, some great new CGI "animatics" and the fact that we are now back to a single web cam because the scaffold is due to be removed at any moment. The opening ceremony will be added to the events section soon, just waiting for a couple of details to be finalised.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest news www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge

Also here are direct links to the web cam: www.marple-uk.com/webcam and the CGI: www.take27.co.uk/ironbridge/
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on January 25, 2009, 04:47:45 PM
The project diary has been updated this afternoon with details of the bronze commemorative plaque that was fitted to the tree stump near the bridge just over a week ago.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest news www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on March 07, 2009, 08:39:57 AM
The Iron Bridge Project diary has been updated this morning to announce the publication of a brand new version of the Brabyns Park Discovery Trail. Only 1,000 copies have been printed and they will be distributed thinly right across the borough, so local people be warned, you will need to be quick off the mark to get your hands on a copy! Distribution is expected to begin next week.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest news www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: tricky on March 07, 2009, 08:43:53 AM
Can't this be available as a PDF download? - People could print off their own copies
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on March 07, 2009, 08:55:05 AM
That would be my plan in the longer term when they're all gone, yes.

Printing a copy yourself will not give anything like the quality of the proper booklet though, with its glossy illustrations and fold-out map.
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on March 11, 2009, 04:34:16 PM
Fifty copies have been delivered to Marple Library today!
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on March 22, 2009, 09:12:57 AM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated this morning to give you a sneak preview of the new interpretation panel that will be installed soon. Visit www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge to learn more.
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on April 08, 2009, 08:43:39 AM
The Brabyns Park Discovery Trail booklet can now be downloaded from The Marple Website so that you can print your own copies. See www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge

PS - I understand that 200 copies of the booklet were recently delivered to Marple Library, so you can still get an original copy from there at the moment.
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on April 24, 2009, 06:27:35 PM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with details of the Mersey Basin Campaign Unilever Dragonfly Awards for 2008. Go to the diary to see why: www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: Barbara on April 25, 2009, 09:05:20 AM
Many congratulations, a well deserved recognition of all your hard work!   :)
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on July 02, 2009, 08:44:59 AM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with news about "Bridge Detectives" a week long twinning of schools in Marple Bridge and Salford inspired by the restoration of the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park. Use this link to go straight to the diary: www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on July 05, 2009, 08:44:39 AM
Further to our recent Dragonfly 2008 Award from the Mersey Basin Campaign, they now have the details of this and the other 2008 winners on their web site: http://www.merseybasin.org.uk/page.asp?id=3148
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on August 12, 2009, 09:52:40 AM
The Iron Bridge Project Diary has been updated with a photo of the new display panel installed in the park as part of the Iron Bridge Project. Use this link to go straight to the diary: www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on August 24, 2009, 12:00:44 PM
The Iron Bridge Project Dairy has been updated this morning with viewable / downloadable versions of the short documentary created by Fusion Films charting the progress of the project from the start of our campaign to the opening ceremony last June.

To go direct to the diary use this link: www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge

Let us know what you think and also if it works ok or if you have any problems.
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on August 26, 2009, 06:45:03 AM
We have now been able to add the Iron Bridge Documentary to youtube in fairly high definition. It's had to be split into two parts as it is longer than the maximum 10 minutes allowed.

To view, follow these links:

Iron Bridge Restoration Project (Part 1 of 2) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geabP_bxpDw

Iron Bridge Restoration Project (Part 2 of 2) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sek6PSP1uk

Now embedded in the main site too, see www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge and follow one of the links to the Documentary.
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on October 30, 2011, 11:03:43 AM
It's been some time since there was any news on the Iron Bridge Restoration Project but at last we can report that long-planned improvements to the viewing platform near the bridge will commence on 7 November 2011.

To read more and to see the design visit www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: Lisa Oldham on October 30, 2011, 02:36:14 PM
Excellent Mark !! look forward to seeing it.  how long will it take?

Shame the roads totally wrecked again now :(
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on October 30, 2011, 04:15:37 PM
Excellent Mark !! look forward to seeing it.  how long will it take?

Shame the roads totally wrecked again now :(

I don't know how long it will take yet - am waiting for an answer to that myself.

Do you mean the road from the bridge to Compstall, or in the park itself?

Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: Lisa Oldham on October 30, 2011, 11:35:22 PM
in the park itself.. leading from the rec centre to the bridge.  Regular events and some very large caravans and trucks (huge ones from the recent sales show to the forces and emergency services.. cant rem what they were selling!) have destroyed it!
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on November 19, 2011, 07:59:33 AM
Some photos of the work in progress on the Viewing Platform have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. The lads doing the work reckon they'll be finished by next Thursday but that won't included the railings, which are being fitted by others:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-52
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on November 25, 2011, 02:15:24 PM
The Viewing Platform is nearing completion with just the railings to install next week:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-52
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on December 04, 2011, 12:23:50 PM
Iron Bridge Viewing Platform railings are now installed and awaiting final paint and scaffold removal.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-52
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on December 23, 2011, 01:50:10 PM
The Iron Bridge Viewing Platform is now completed and yesterday was the first opportunity to take some photos. I must admit to being very pleased with the result: www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: Lisa Oldham on December 23, 2011, 10:46:58 PM
its lovely... and has the "stump" been recoated?  was going to suggest something be done as it was looking a bit tired!

Can you tell me how it was financed Mark? I'm an everyday user of Brabyns and I've had a lot of comments about it.. in particular the use of money on it when things like the dog bins have been removed and the road is so worn out. Theres a lot of frustration amongst park users there at mo and i suppose _to a degree_ ..human nature and all that.. theyve forgotten how awful it all was before you and yours got your hands on it!
 

Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on December 24, 2011, 07:18:17 AM
The stump hasn't been retreated yet but I have a tin of the stuff we use on the tree sculptures in Memorial Park ready for a suitable weather window.

Most of the money spent on this is from the HLF grant of £427,700 we were awarded to restore the bridge and wasn't available to spend on something else instead. I did put an explanation in the Diary:

A design for the improvements was agreed way back in September 2009 but allocating the funds to implement the works has been a problem because it was never in the original budget for the project. This is because the opportunity for a viewing platform only arose following the unfortunate demise of the large beech tree near to the bridge and our decision to mount the plaque on it.

The total cost of the improvement works is £16,391 and it has largely being funded by the reallocation of money in the original budget for the proposed short drama film by Fusion Films. This ran into difficulties with escalating costs and it was eventually agreed with the HLF to cancel it and divert the funds of £12,491 to the Viewing Platform. The balance is made up from the 2008 Unilever Dragonfly Award of £2,500 given to Peter and me by the Mersey Basin Trust, £250 was contributed by Marple Civic Society and the £1,143 shortfall was covered by Stockport Council.
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: Lisa Oldham on December 26, 2011, 10:33:31 AM
thanks Mark.. i ll read that a few times so i can quote it chapter and verse!  :)

Guess the workmen much have brushed the growths off the stump!
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on October 06, 2012, 08:25:35 AM
I'm pleased to report that a significant step forward has been made on the final outstanding task of the Iron Bridge Restoration Project this week with the production of a sound recording by the Carver Theatre for a listening post that will be installed at the bridge.

The post should be installed in the coming weeks (before Christmas I hope) but in the meantime you can listen to the recording on-line in the Iron Bridge Project Diary:

www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge

A very big thank you to Elizabeth Galloway, who is the lady speaking, and John Woodruff for the technical aspects of the recording, done in his studio. Elizabeth and John are both members of the Carver Theatre and are also involved in Marple Moments, who have a community page on The Marple Website.

This has been a fine example of local community groups helping each other out in Marple.

www.carvertheatre.co.uk
www.marplemoments.co.uk

Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on October 24, 2012, 06:52:18 PM
The Iron Bridge Listening Post has now been installed:

http://www.marple-uk.com/ironbridge/

Who will be the first to listen to it?
Title: Re: The Iron Bridge Project Diary
Post by: admin on February 22, 2019, 03:44:46 PM
It's a long time since I posted in this thread!

Removal and refitting of the Iron Bridge Bronze Plaque

As many people will know, the Marple Website was the driving force behind the restoration of the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park. This lengthy project began in 2001 and restoration was completed in 2008.

The web site is pleased to now be working with Friends of Brabyns Park and the Council to secure the future of the Bronze Plaque installed in 2009:

https://www.marple.website/community-projects/relocation-of-iron-bridge-plaque.html (https://www.marple.website/community-projects/relocation-of-iron-bridge-plaque.html)

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