View from the bridge

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View from the bridge

Postby Mick F » 26 Jun 2015, 2:34pm

How's about some more photos with a theme?

View from the bridge.
This one is from Horsebridge over the River Tamar looking south. The bridge dates back to 1437 and is the third road crossing over the river all the way from Plymouth Sound 15 miles away (as the crow flies)

England to the left, and Cornwall to the right.
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Re: View from the bridge

Postby al_yrpal » 26 Jun 2015, 4:31pm

Pont Interdepartmental near Locquirec Brittany over le Douron. Some very nice camping spots here off the road back to Locquirec with direct access to a lovely sandy beaches. Locquirec itself is very small and peaceful. Ideal as a holiday spot with young children.

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby francovendee » 27 Jun 2015, 8:31am

Al, was the bike collapse the cause of your shoulder injury :lol:

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Postby al_yrpal » 27 Jun 2015, 1:17pm

francovendee wrote:Al, was the bike collapse the cause of your shoulder injury :lol:

I sent a pm yesterday. Perhaps the answers there?

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Postby iandriver » 28 Jun 2015, 9:02pm

Very photogenic things bridges
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Postby reohn2 » 28 Jun 2015, 9:38pm

Here's two,first is the Trent & Mersey canal from a road bridge near Acton Bridge:-
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The second one is from a wooden foot bridge over Pennington Brook near Leigh Lancs:-
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Postby Mick F » 1 Jul 2015, 3:00pm

Out today and came back to Tavistock on a cycle track! :shock:
Not something I do much, but I thought a photo from a bridge would be a good thing, so I sacrificed (temporarily) my principles.

Gem Bridge on Drake's Trail.
http://www.drakestrail.co.uk
http://www.nce.co.uk/features/structure ... 8.article#
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Dartmoor in the distance.
River Walkham below.
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Postby JamesE » 1 Jul 2015, 3:17pm

One from the Severn Bridge at the end of Lôn Las Cymru last year. The light over the estuary has been stunning every time I've ridden across it.

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Postby al_yrpal » 4 Jul 2015, 4:00pm

Jolly boating weather… the view from the bridge at Henley on Thames this morning. Crews preparing for the Royal Regatta racing whilst the crowd are preparing their outfits of blazer, straw hat and pink trousers for blokes, long dresses and hats for ladies and of course their Pimms, Champagne and Smoked Salmon sandwiches. Impossible to photograph the bike too…

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby sjs » 5 Jul 2015, 10:44am

River Yare at Reedham. OK, a chain ferry not a bridge, but near enough I hope. Taken last Wednesday, on a very hot ride from Lowestoft to Wells Next the Sea.
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Postby colin54 » 6 Jul 2015, 10:49am

View of Southern extension to Leeds Railway Station from foot bridge over the River Aire.





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They started building this in March 2014' it's involved building two concrete piers onto the existing Victorian arches on which the railway lines are supported and span

the River Aire, which runs under the station.So they've had to pile into the river bed, construct the piers ,pour a slab on top and then build the steel work.It will be

finished off with metal cladding. It's been an interesting job to watch .

The arches themselves are worth seeing if you're ever in Leeds, amazing brick vaulting .Very atmospheric and known locally as ' The Dark Arches '.

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby jardine » 7 Jul 2015, 11:39am

This is a splendid thread- I do believe in riding to measure the land, and crossing bridges is a great bit of that. This is from October '13, and is from the very first run of my brand-new bike- I think it's somewhere near Ten Mile Bank on the Great Ouse, on a run from King's Lynn to Cambridge- the fen around there is dead flat and punctuated by the sluices popping up which control the multitude of natural and man-made waterways.
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I've covered a good few thousand miles since then, and the bike fits like a glove. I've lost 10kg, ditched clips in favour of SPDs and have learned not to leave the chain and rear mech so stressed out!

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 7 Jul 2015, 1:00pm

Great idea for a thread.

Here's two from my trip to New York last month (with Bike Friday) - partly for the OpenStreetMap conference, partly to test out cycle.travel's US routing. This is the Hudson Walkway, a colossal railway (sorry, railroad) bridge at Poughkeepsie that has been reused as a foot and cycle path. The longest footbridge in the world, apparently!
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Postby deliquium » 7 Jul 2015, 4:15pm

1992 Longstaff on the bridge over Afon Henwy as it flows from Llyn Cwmystradllyn. The old slate mill behind.

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Postby deliquium » 7 Jul 2015, 4:23pm

1991 GT Karakoram on way home from shopping by Pont Croesor. Welsh Highland Railway lines with Cnicht, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach.

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