Bridge 37 Up Side Slip
Anyone familiar with GWSR can not help but have seen all publicity about the appeal for funds to get us over the crisis caused by the landslip at Gotherington and the coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Contracts had been let and work started before the full impact of COVID-19 was realised. The closure of all non-essential businesses has led to the Railway shutting down and income drying up. This dire situation has forced us to appeal for your help. The appeal has been replayed at the bottom of this blog.
Work has been going on for some time to repair the slip to the north of Bridge 37 at Gotherington. The embankment on the up (Malvern) side started to slip in November 2019 and by the time that repair works has started the face extended to 3.4m deep.
The full story of the slip in all its gory detail can be found here:
Work has progressed a bit since the story went to press. The line of 10M piles along the crest has grown, they are all in, but still need to be hammered down level. After that the steelwork will be added that will allow the tops of the piles to be bolted to the middle row of soil nails in the face. Then the void between the trackbed and the piles will be backfilled and the slope landscaped.
|10m Sheet piles looking north from Bridge 37|
|Behind the pile, slope side|
|The view from the toe at Bridge 37|
You can help this cause by donating to us either:
By Bank Transfer to Sort Code 30-90-89 Account 47638368
using the reference ‘LANDSLIP’ plus your membership number (if applicable)
by sending your cheque payable to GWRT to The Chairman, GWRT, Churchward House, Winchcombe Railway Station, Winchcombe, Glos GL54 5LD.
In either case, if you are a UK taxpayer and feel able to download, complete, scan and e-mail our Gift Aid form to firstname.lastname@example.org
we will be able to claim 25% Gift Aid. Alternatively, you can print, complete and return it to the above address.