Hopefully the recent restoration of the Alton Bridge will give hope to a better repair job to this bridge in the near future.
Dehabilitation. I like that word!
At least some of the alterations are reversible. For instance, the cast iron knee braces were left in place.
You hit it on the spot! But one could add UCEBs as examples of redneck bridge replacements as they're just as hideous as these fix-it-up rehabs, or what Tony Dillon coined "Dehabilitation." Thanks for the link. ;-)
Nathan.......you truly must be truss psychic!!
Jason Smith and myself were just talking about the ghastly repairs on this otherwise beautiful span earlier this evening!
I was telling him that this "dehabilitation" happened several years ago. I am hopeful that with the recent and mostly "in-kind" rehabilitation of the Alton Bridge, there is hope that this ornate span can be reformed to an acceptable state!
Its a Redneck Repair! Submit it to http://thereifixedit.com/