01 February 2010
The three pinchpoints we targeted at Redbridge have now been dealt with. Last to go, the level crossing bridge which was obstructing the Main River at Redbridge known as Hinksey Drain (see here), has now been completely removed by Network Rail.
More work still needs to be done at Munday’s. In the much longer term a way may need to be found to get water under the railway even more effectively.
19 January 2010
From our man in Kennington: “Network Rail have started the work to clear the concrete bridge.” This is the redundant level crossing bridge at Redbridge which obstructs Hinksey Drain. It is the final one of the three pinchpoints at Redbridge, that we highlighted in 2007, to be dealt with. Very good news indeed!
The photos show before, during and after:
21 Jan: making a start
21 Jan: almost gone
29 Jan: a bridge in a skip
29 Jan: after
29 Jan: after
1 September 2009
No response yet to enquiries to Network Rail about their planned removal of the redundant level crossing bridge at Redbridge and when it will be done, so we have made a further enquiry today.
29 July 2009
Peter Rawcliffe of OFA visited the site today but no sign of any action yet at the redundant level crossing bridge in north Kennington. We’ll see if we can get an update from Network Rail.
19 July 2009
Work may start soon at one of the Redbridge pinch-points, a redundant level crossing bridge on the Hinksey Drain.
This pinch-point was identified by OFA; Network Rail will remove the bridge.