Compasses Bridge
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Landscaping and path construction at Compasses. View looking south from inside the security gate to Dunsfold Park. (Jan 21, 2017.) (Photo:Peter Jewell

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The training wall on the south east side of the canal nears completion. The coping bricks are being laid, which will finish this wall off. (Sep 19, 2016.) (Photo: Peter Jewell

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The training wall on the south east side of the canal. This is being combined with a viewing platform. (Jul 23, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
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The blockwork training wall being built. The inside, the right will be backfilled with concrete. Note the remains of the original bridge abutment just behind the bricklayer's right elbow. (Jul 23, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
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Volunteers at the WACT Summer Work Camp building the training walls on the north east side of the bridge. Note the temporary access steps supported by the scaffolding. (Jul 23, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
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Volunteers attending the WACT 2016 Summer Work Camp. (July 8, 2016.) (Photo:
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The south east wall on the left. Note that the brick cladding under the bridge is about two thirds complete.This will be completed when the training walls are finished. The scaffolding under the bridge has also been removed. (Jul 7, 2016.) (Photo:
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Looking through the bridge towards the south west. Work has started on the north training wall, to the right. The remains of the old bridge abutment on the right will be encased in the training wall structure. (Jul 7, 2016.) (Photo:
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The concrete base has been laid for the north east training walls. The blocks are being stacked in preparation for the summer WACT Work Camp. (Jul 6, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
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With the coping bricks now in place, the training walls on the south west side of the bridge are now complete. View looking east towards. (Jul 8, 2016.) (Photo:
training walls
Looking down on bricks being laid on the south west training wall. (Jun 18, 2016.) (Photo:
causeway demolition
Part of the original offside bridge abutment (right of centre, running in the top to bottom direction). Looking north east towards Bramley and Shalford. (Jun 12, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
causeway demolition
Part of the original offside bridge abutment (running from centre of picture to left), exposed during the demolition of the causeway. View looking south east towards the Compasses PH (Jun 12, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
causeway demolition
Daylight looking northeast through Compasses Bridge. The brick cladding of the reinforced concrete walls is making good progress. (May 14, 2016.) (Photo: Peter Jewell
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Looking southwest under the now exposed end of Compasses Bridge. (May 14, 2016.) (Photo: Peter Jewell
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The 'hole' under the new bridge is finally revealed. (May 14, 2016.) (Photo: Peter Jewell
causeway demolition
A closeup of the pneumatic drill making light work of the reinforced concrete wall. (May 14, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
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The drill operating on the outside, north east wall. The Compasses pub is on the right of the picture. (May 14, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
causeway demolition
A view from the canal bed. Note the pipe culvert left of centre at the bottom of the picture. Although not obvious due to foreshortening of the picture, the wall adjacent to the new bridge is still in place. (May 14, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
causeway demolition
The north east causeway retaining wall being demolished using a pneumatic drill on the end of the digger arm. View looking north towards the Dunsford Park gatehouse. (May 14, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
bollards
Wooden "bollards" have been installed on each side of the entrance to protect the gate and barriers from damage. Many thanks to the volunteers from NWPG (Newbury Working Party Group) for their help during the weekend. (Apr 10, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Evans
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The spoil between the causeway retain walls has been removed prior to the demolition of the walls. Although not evident from the picture, the excavation is about 10' (3 metres) deep. (Apr 10, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Evans
bricklaying
Meanwhile, the brick cladding of the bridge continues on both sides of the canal at the accessible south western side. (Apr 9, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
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Spoil from the causeway being loaded into dumpers for disposal. (Apr 9, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
diggers
Demolition of the causeway underway with a digger on each side of the canal. (Apr 9, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
landscaped
The area on the Dunsfold Park side of the gate has now been landscaped and planted with trees. Particular thanks to KESCRG (Kent and East Sussex Canal Restoration Group) for their work last weekend, when they spread 2 loads of topsoil and planted over 200 trees and shrubs. (Apr 9, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
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One of the first vehicles to use Compasses bridge, leaving Dunsfold Park on Thursday morning, heading south. (Mar 31, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
new gates
The new road over the bridge looking towards Dunsfold Park entrance. The old roadway over the causeway can be seen on the right behind the security fencing. (Mar 29, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
new gates
Surfacing continues some distance into Dunsfold Park to accommodate the new gate alignment. (Mar 29, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
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The sliding security gate ready for use when the bridge opens on Thursday. (Mar 29, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
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The new final surface on the road across the bridge leading towards the Compasses PH. (Mar 29, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
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The road surfacing machine in operation just to the left of the two upright barriers. (Mar 29, 2016.) (Photo: Dave Verrall
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The new sliding security gate viewed towards the Compasses PH from inside the Dunsfold Park compound. (Mar 25, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
toward compasses road
A closer view of the roadway looking towards the Compasses PH. (Mar 25, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
traffic island
Volunteers bricking the surface of the new traffic island in the centre of the new entrance to Dunsfold Park. (Mar 25, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
surfacing road
View of the new road looking towards the Compasses PH. (Mar 25, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
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The newly laid first stage surfacing on the roadway over Compasses bridge. (Mar 25, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
under bridge bricklaying
The Trust's newly acquired excavator digs out the foundations for re-aligned access road on the Dunsfold Park end of the bridge. (Feb 27, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
under bridge bricklaying
The brick cladding makes good progress under the bridge. (Feb 27, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
bridge path
Laying the brick footpath on the north west side of the bridge. After laying in a bed of cement, the gaps between the bricks are filled with sand. Visible in the background. (Feb 27, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
bridge path
Laying the brick footpath on the north west side of the bridge. This work is being done by volunteers from the Waterway Recovery Group. (Feb 27, 2016.) (Photo: Julian Morgan
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