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Flush Bracket OSBM 62: Bemerton, Skew Bridge   

Flush Bracket on base of abutment of Skew Bridge over railway, Bemerton [2GL] - note location improved to SU 1253 3068 from originally suggested SU 124 307 (FB presumably at rail level).

Grid reference: SU 1253 3068.
Landranger 184: Salisbury & The Plain, Amesbury.
Explorer 130: Salisbury & Stonehenge.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB62.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
61 Salisbury, Fisherton Street Railway Bridge 1.41km to the east.
60 Salisbury, St. Mary's Cathedral 2.08km to the southeast.
63 Fugglestone St Peter 2.24km to the west.
59 Salisbury, Milford Goods Station 2.81km to the east.
S9942 Coombe Bissett, Fox & Goose PH 4.53km to the south.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Upton Lovell, 20.52km to the northwest.

Second Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1912-21)
This flush bracket was used during the Second geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 186.5790 feet [56.8693 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Winchester to Upton Lovell levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on base of abutment of Skew Bridge over railway, Bemerton.

Logged Visits
Visited on 11th January 2017 by droggy. Condition: Inaccessible.
Had a look whilst on train in and out of Salisbury - train was travelling fairly slowly and I couldn't see the FB on either buttress (the eastern side showing new concrete supports which may have covered the FB). Ideally, the best way would be to have a look at rail level but this would be trespassing etc

Visited on 22nd April 2014 by cjo. Condition: Couldn't find it.
i suspect the new bridge work in 2004 may have destroyed the FB. Reasonable view from path to railside, shows some new brickwork. GR seems to point to an area some 30/40m east of current bridge location.

Visited on 22nd April 2013 by jonglew. Condition: Inaccessible.
I would like to be able to log this FB but unfortunately have to classify it as 'inaccessible' as it seems to be located down near the railway line and whilst I'm more than happy for a little tresspass for 'the greater good' ;-) this is one place almost impossible to access without a great deal of effort due to 8ft metal fencing, massive brambles and... trains!
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