A job for life comes to an end
Quote The painting of the Forth Bridge, a job that is famously never finished, is about to come to an end.
Network Rail, which manages the bridge, said contractors will leave the iconic structure in December and will not need to paint it again for 25 years.
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Re: A job for life comes to an end
Quote from: billnotben In probably half that time BR will be cap in hand to the government to help pay repairs to what will be a badly corroded and weakened bridge.
No.. BR (Now known as BRBR - British Railway Board Residuary Ltd) will just be tasked to sell it off as scrap.. as is their job.. cleaning up the old remains of railways that the governments keep targetting for vandalism.
Quote from: Denzil The idea is that modern paint systems last much longer than the old fashioned ones. I am quite happy to believe that.
I wouldn't.. having worked at a railway site a while back that was relatively new with paintwork that was also supposed to last 25 years, i saw the corrosion and rust all over it.. it was what.. 15 years old. They ended up sueing the company that painted it.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!