BBC4 “The Bridge” and Throapham House

I’ve just finished watching BBC4 crime drama “The Bridge”, which is based on the Øresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden. This and the earlier Great Belt Fixed Link were huge construction projects requiring an awful lot of concrete, all of which had to be mixed to exacting standards.

One of the reasons Ann and I moved to Throapham House in 1993 was to give me more room to continue my research and development work on a range of sensors for the accurate mixing of concrete in my position as Technical Director of Hydronix Ltd. These Hydro Probe sensors were used on both of these construction projects, having been supplied through the Danish distributor Skako.

Prototypes for the current range of sensors were developed at Throapham House and tested in our stable block. Some 50,000 of these have since been supplied around the world.

“The Bridge” series is available on BBC iPlayer. Here is the episodes guide.