Sorry for the delay in giving an update - I have been waiting to see how this last month has contributed. However I am very pleased to tell you that we have passed the £500k mark on the share issue and, with supporting donations, are comfortably past this target. This is just as well as followers of the Bridges blog will have read about additional corrosion - on bridges 1 and 2 and particularly at Bridge 4 which is of different design to the others and as a result showed some totally unexpected corrosion at the critical end positions.
We are still waiting for the final summation of the costs so please take advantage of the last few days of the very attractive and tax efficient share offer as all share income not spent on the bridges will immediately go towards the purchase of rail to allow the start of track laying north from Laverton. The single biggest cost item is the rail and we are pursuing acquisition now with a view to starting work in the spring once the winter closed season track repairs are completed.