fooch wrote:Looks like the laminated timber beams are delaminating. From below, the last bay is sagging somewhat.
That may be another problem. The notification was about the approach ramp from the North I thought.
From Victoria Street, there are 4 sections. The southern approach ramp, the actual bridge, and two northern approach ramps. The confusing thing is that the southern and northern 'approach ramp's are in fact bridges themselves, just not over the river.
The 'bridge' is the steel baily bridge section over the river itself, which sits on brick pylons. The saggy bit is one of the northern approach ramps, on the Kew side of the river, adjacent to the actual bridge that spans the river. This part of the northern approach is constructed with laminated timber beams and cross beams that make up the platform, and supported by concrete plyons. Further up, closer to walmer street, the approach ramp has a built up earthen base.
The laminated timber beams are the ones delaminating.