sleaford maltings | between a rock and a hard place

As we went up the steps, we were now level with the transmission bridge between malting house #8 and malting house #9. This was formed of two iron girders which supported a wooden pedestrian bridge alongside the drive-shaft housing. We found see the mountings for the drive shaft to the right of the bridge but the shaft and top mountings had been removed.

It was a four storey drop to the ground below. The open door of malting house #8 was inviting but we wanted to try out other ways to the next malting house before trying such extreme (and visible) methods as the transmission bridge.

Looking east along transmission bridge between block #9 and block #8. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Wooden construction of the walkway of the transmission bridge. © Simon Cornwell 2009