Carpenter Oak Founder, Director and timber framing pioneer Charley Brentnall will be giving a talk about the repairs to Vancouver Island’s Kinsol Trestle, one of the largest and highest railway trestle bridges in the world.
In December 2006 the local government had found the funds to demolish it, at a cost of $1.5M. Local firm McDonald & Lawrence Timber Frame stepped in to conserve it at a cost of $1.25M, triggering a campaign that led to its repair and rejuvination.
The International Council On Monuments and Sites UK’s (ICOMOS) Wood Committee has invited Charley Brentnall over to talk about the repairs to the Kinsol Trestle, as he collaborated on a survey and strategy to repair the Howe truss spanning the ravine.
See more photos of the bridge in our Carpenter’s blog from last year, as we sent our team over to raise an oak frame in Montana, via Vancouver Island.
The talk takes place on 10 May, 6.30-8.30pm in London at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Tickets: £8 (ICOMOS members)/ £12 (non-members) / £5 (students and young professionals under 30)