Both the lamps were removed from the footbridge as part of the rewiring and refurbishment of this important item of infrastructure. They were then taken to the workshop, where a new temporary draw wire was pulled through the length of each fitting. Attention was also given to seriously rusted sections, which were cleaned back to bare metal and coated in red oxide metal primer. The remainder of the fittings were washed down using white spirit ready for a light rub down prior to having new undercoat applied.
In the tent, the three remaining handrails had their previously applied dark undercoat sections coated in gloss black. We are intending, weather permitting to fit these on Saturday, after which a further top coat of black gloss will be applied when conditions are more conducive.