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First sight eastbound of what's around the corner

Further components being fitted on top of ramp sidewalls at Chisholm Trail river bridge.

Additional obstruction at cattle grid adjacent to ncn51 on Ditton Meadows. Fixed at oblique angle, so reasonably benign in one direction but potentially hostile in the other direction.

Badly-positioned new bollard on ncn51 is all-but invisible to approaching eastbound riders.

Gate and railing at cattle grid on Stourbridge Common leave ncn51 with a clear width of just 1.15m. The adjacent gate when open leaves just 1.0m.

One (of previously two) cattle grids has at some time been removed where ncn51 crosses Coldham's Brook on Stourbridge Common.

Badly-positioned, unyielding, inadequately highlighted new bollard obstructs ncn51 on Ditton Meadow

Badly-positioned, unyielding, inadequately highlighted new bollard obstructs ncn51 on Ditton Meadow

ncn51 on Stourbridge Common is rendered just 1.3m wide by greenery, and the other side is crumbling.

Finished surface on new Ditton Meadows link between ncn51 and Chisholm Trail

ncn51 jetty is open, and protected by a cattle grid

ncn51 jetty is open. some temporary fencing protects users from ongoing bridge works

ncn51 jetty is open

ncn51 jetty is open

ncn51 jetty is open (and already getting a lot of use)

Odd-looking position of cattle grid within width of culvert on ncn51 reinstatement

Progress towards reopening ncn51 at the Chisholm Trail bridge site

A temporary fence is being erected between ncn51 jetty and the ongoing bridge works.

Cattle grid (in box at left) on ncn51 will be very close to the new culvert beside the Chisholm Trail bridge

Formers being installed for the cattle grid on ncn51 between Ditton Meadow and the new jetty

Could be preparations for the cattle grid on ncn51 between Ditton Meadow and jetty

Base layer in place for reinstated ncn51 on Ditton Meadow next to Chisholm Trail river bridge.

Pouring and levelling a concrete base for ncn51 next to the new culvert

Work in progress to reinstate ncn51 east of the Chisholm Trail bridge

Refreshing - and judging by the marker posts widening - ncn51 east of the Chisholm Trail bridge and working on the gap between this path and the new culvert

Progress on surface of new ncn51 jetty

Progress on surface of new ncn51 jetty

Beginning to work on new path between NCN51 on Ditton Meadow and the east end of the new jetty

Beginning to work on new path between NCN51 on Ditton Meadow and the east end of the new jetty

Next layer of subsurface is being laid on link path between NCN51 and Chisholm Trail at south edge of Ditton Meadow

It looks like the culvert will work well to interface with the existing path beside the river, and with the turn towards the bridge ramp

ncn51 culvert is usefully wide, but railings are upright and don't match those on the jetty

Railings are being fitted on the culvert where ncn51 will cross the brook

Railings are being fitted on the culvert where ncn51 will cross the brook

Road open over Chisholm Trail underpass, ncn51 diversion route open but narrow again

Quite a bit of work still to do east of the culvert in order to reopen ncn51 at the Chisholm Trail river bridge

ncn51 culvert next to Chisholm Trail river bridge revealed at last after removal of sheet piles

Lifting the last sheet pile from in front of the ncn51 culvert next to the Chisholm Trail river bridge

Sheet piles around culvert being extracted

Working on steps between Chisholm Trail river bridge and ncn51

Presumably permanent river-edge sheet piles below and beside ncn51 jetty

I think a new platform in a different position will be needed for this machine to lift the remaining piles

Revealed at last: east edge and wings of culvert for ncn51

Beginning to remove sheet piles around culvert for ncn51 to cross re-aligned brook on Ditton Meadows

Steps between ncn51 jetty and south end of Chisholm Trail river bridge

Progress on groundwork alongside southern end of Chisholm Trail river bridge

When the culvert is installed and the sheet piles removed, there is still plenty of work to do to link the end of the jetty to the reinstated riverside path.

The sheet-pile enclosure where we think a culvert is being installed for NCN51 to cross the re-aligned Brook. Safety fence, person/equipment lift, and simple bucket etc crane visible - but no way to see progress within.

This is what greets anyone who wants to use the footbridge while the NCN51 riverside jetty and the NCN51 diversion via Newmarket Road are both closed.

A (presumably permanent) fender keeps boats away from the NCN51 jetty under rail and Trail bridges, but the (presumably temporary) cones remain.

Unexpected reason for lack of progress on the NCN51 jetty under rail and Trail bridges

Preparation for the Chisholm Trail underpass at Newmarket Road, with the further-diverted NCN51 route alongside

NCN51 diversion further diverted by preparations for Chisholm Trail underpass. Care needed eastbound where the new alignment mounts the unsatisfactory dropped kerb.

Preparations for Chisholm Trail underpass involve diversion of the temporary NCN51 route. Narrow, but with a 'passing place' part way along.

Signs of surfacing work on the new ncn51 jetty below rail and Trail bridges

More sheet piling for work on river bank or culvert, and ultimately ncn51

Restriction on the ncn51 diversion

New sheet piling now encloses quite a big area, though whether it's the location of the culvert for ncn51 to cross the brook is still not clear.

Renewed sheet piling to facilitate culvert for ncn51 to cross the brook near the eastern end of the new jetty

Working on the sheet piling that will facilitate the installation of a culvert for ncn51 to cross the realigned brook.

Preparations for the sheet piling that will facilitate installation of a culvert for ncn51 to cross the realigned brook

Colourful lighting at Riverside Bridge.

The three load-bearing blocks, and how they relate to the curved sides, of the Chisholm Trail river bridge.

Western end jetty/bank transition looks 'ready'.

Posts set into river bed - line of reinstated river bank?

Large timber platform adjacent to Chisholm Trail bridge abutment

Largest yet (I think) timber platform on south bank adjacent to Chisholm Trail bridge abutment

River bank built up, rolled flat, and immediately covered with chunky timber sections

Good progress on branch line alignment of ncn51-Trail link

river bank was being built up and rolled flat - 7 October

Neat cut in the path isn't new - it was already visible in July, maybe earlier - but it's a bit more noticeable now. I don't think it's the location of the old cattlegrid - that was at the end of the boardwalk.

Something has been built, and covered in plastic sheet, behind the row of piles - but it's not one of the 8 culvert sections which are still waiting in the compound.

Progress on the ncn51-Trail link

Changes to the row of piles, but no obvious change to the timber platform.

Jetty handrails seem to be finished, except for linking to bridge abutments.

Western end of jetty looking more nearly finished.

Chunky timber (?) sections occupying a plausible location for a culvert for realigned brook under ncn51

Taller piles, bigger hole, beside eastern end of jetty.

Taller piles, and the hole they contain is beginning to look big enough for a culvert on the new brook alignment. Meanwhile, detailed (cosmetic?) brickwork at the end of the jetty.

15/09/20 - a bit more progress on ground level for eastern landfall of jetty?

Riverbank already cut on 15/08/20 - just for pontoon, or preparation for ncn51 itself?

Piles sunk into riverbed, and excavation behind them being pumped out.

Fresh excavation of river bank where ncn51 jetty will rejoin - and lots of fresh material ready to be put somewhere.

Is the brook between rail and Trail now partly filled in? Look through&beyond the railings.

Brickwork at eastern end of jetty

Top round-section handrail beginning to be added

Brickwork now done at western end of jetty

Brickwork now done at eastern end of jetty

Removing the brackets which enabled installation of jetty section 4 under the railway bridge

More jetty handrails fitted

Jetty section under railway bridge appears to offer decent headroom

Brackets welded to pontoon enabled installation of jetty section under railway bridge without use of crane

First 3 jetty sections with handrails fitted

Jetty handrail uprights, usefully splayed for more handlebar clearance

First two sections of jetty in place, handrail components ready for fitting

Jetty section 3 - narrower under the railway bridge - ready for installation from pontoon

Assembling the pontoon for jetty installation was neither quick nor - at times - quiet

For western end of new jetty

New support uprights for new jetty

Early work at west end of new jetty

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