Friday, December 29, 2017

December 2017--paving, bridge and fencing


 We had been given 4000 paving bricks, 
 BCA kindly paid for them to be delivered 
and for the sand.

Shepherd and Wilson began laying
 the bricks

Doesn't the paving look nice?


At Bottom dam someone enjoyed ripping the bench
out the cement and throwing it down the bank

Wilson and Shepherd re-seated it in lots of cement!

At top dam

 The indigenous blue flowering plants got washed 
up onto the weir and blocked the water

The workers cleared it in a morning


 Project new bridge....

Wilson had seen this big pipe in the veld
near the Environmental Centre

It took muscle power to get it up the hill

The two small pipes came out --
 rubbish was getting stuck in them

The big one was lowered in...

... and cement walling was put on top

Heavy stones were placed  at the sides, so no 
big vehicles can get through and damage the bridge

Heave Ho  -- Shepherd!

The bridge has worked well despite the last two storms


At the small parking opposite the playground...

City Parks had given us the poles to do corral fencing ....
but we had to cut them and drill the holes.
 Peter Hammond supervised this.

Shepherd getting the single poles out and digging new holes

That looks so much neater and 
no one can drive into the park now!

 Finally -- 
the Agapanthus at the entrance to Rd No 3 are stunning


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