View from the bridge

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby Mick F » 11 Jan 2016, 5:02pm

Tadcaster Bridge.

Excerpt from an email from Chat Noir.
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I see that the bridge at Tadcaster has just collapsed. Some of our favourite
bike cafes are in the town, will need to plan carefully how we deal with the
enforced diversions and still allow time to stop. Funnily enough, we were
walking in the fields and woods around Tad this afternoon and wanted to go
to a café but the bridge was closed at the time (flooding), only to collapse
3 hours later.
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Re: View from the bridge

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 16 Jan 2016, 10:33pm

Hi,
You need to stand along way back to see this and then not possible to see all of it.
"Stover Way A38 Bridge Crossing"............ :?
I am sure it will see use but how much you canatell.
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Re: View from the bridge

Postby colin54 » 20 Feb 2019, 8:08pm

The view of the River Yarrow from Alance bridge during last summer's warm weather, and the same view last week, a bit different. It feeds the Yarrow Reservoir, part of the Rivington Reservoirs, supplying drinking water to Liverpool.

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They were looking pretty depleted at one point.
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Re: View from the bridge

Postby colin54 » 11 Apr 2019, 1:51pm

View of a bridge really. I've noticed this 'skew' bridge on the Leeds - Liverpool canal just south of Chorley where a railway line crosses it at an oblique angle. I was amazed how the curved stones were carved,
they appear to change direction in the middle of the span.The bridge was built in 1838, and is mentioned in the wikipedia article .It's built to a logarithmic pattern apparently, some clever folks about,
the designer and the stone masons, not me though, it just boggles my mind.
Views from both directions.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skew_arch

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby reohn2 » 11 Apr 2019, 2:30pm

I rode under that bridge on Tuesday pm this week,stopping off at Adlington Marina Cafe on the way home :)
We'll have to have ride out that way together,if you're up for it give me a PM :)

EDIT,BTW from the marina at Adlington to Cowling bridge has to be the worst bit of laid tarmac I've ever come across :(
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Re: View from the bridge

Postby Vorpal » 11 Apr 2019, 3:15pm

I took my first longish ride of the year on 24 Feb. It was perhaps 40 miles, mostly along rivers. I took a few pictures thinking of this thread, but hadn't got round to uploading them. So, here they are. It was a warm day for February. I think it got up to 8 degrees, but there was plenty of snow this winter. Some of it still hasn't melted.
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Re: View from the bridge

Postby thirdcrank » 11 Apr 2019, 3:34pm

Hammersmith Bridge 'closed indefinitely' after faults found

... pedestrians and cyclists will retain access to the crossing from Barnes to Hammersmith.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47891838

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby RickH » 11 Apr 2019, 7:25pm

colin54 wrote:View of a bridge really. I've noticed this 'skew' bridge on the Leeds - Liverpool canal just south of Chorley where a railway line crosses it at an oblique angle. I was amazed how the curved stones were carved,
they appear to change direction in the middle of the span.The bridge was built in 1838, and is mentioned in the wikipedia article .It's built to a logarithmic pattern apparently, some clever folks about,
the designer and the stone masons, not me though, it just boggles my mind.
Views from both directions.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skew_arch

I rode under there quite recently too but hadn't twigged the skew arch nature of it.

I was aware of the Store St Aqueduct on the Ashton Canal, near Piccadilly Station & completed in 1798, mentioned in your link (where the canal goes over the road). I'd ridden & walked over that one many times before I became aware of its uniqueness.

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby colin54 » 11 Apr 2019, 8:17pm

It's easy to take bridges for granted, they can almost go unnoticed until there's a problem, like the Hammersmith one mentioned above.
In contrast to the sophistication of the skew bridge, I happened upon this bridge made from about five pieces of rough hewn stone , I wonder how old it is ? The stream drops a few feet the other side of it into a narrow gorge, I'd never noticed it before yesterday, half way up Winter Hill. A bit of a feat itself in it's own way, the two slabs on top must weigh a good bit.The water flows through a slightly more modern bit of concrete pipe upstream of it. I imagine there are thousands like these around the country, just as useful as modern bridges in their day. Maybe a sheep crossing ?
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Re: View from the bridge

Postby RickH » 11 Apr 2019, 9:29pm

colin54 wrote:It's easy to take bridges for granted, they can almost go unnoticed until there's a problem, like the Hammersmith one mentioned above.


It is easy to miss the niceties of the bridge itself. Not cycling but walking at the weekend (started & finished at Turton Tower) & we went over a small bridge at Turton Bottoms. The views from it were nice, lots of ducks in the stream. While we were waiting for some stragglers I wondered what the bridge itself was like & spotting a way down the bank went to investigate...

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Bridge at Turton Bottoms


colin54 wrote:In contrast to the sophistication of the skew bridge, I happened upon this bridge made from about five pieces of rough hewn stone , I wonder how old it is ? The stream drops a few feet the other side of it into a narrow gorge, I'd never noticed it before yesterday, half way up Winter Hill. A bit of a feat itself in it's own way, the two slabs on top must weigh a good bit.The water flows through a slightly more modern bit of concrete pipe upstream of it. I imagine there are thousands like these around the country, just as useful as modern bridges in their day. Maybe a sheep crossing ?
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Whereabouts "half way up Winter Hill"? We've lived up on Winter Hill overlooking Horwich for over 35 years & I'm still finding new places & things! :D There's been a lot of activity over the centuries that has often left its mark hidden away.

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby colin54 » 11 Apr 2019, 9:58pm

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Whereabouts "half way up Winter Hill"?[/quote]
On the left just before the steep bit up to the 90 degree left hand bend, I'd stopped for a rest that's how I noticed it.Street view going down the hill so you can see it.It crosses Dean Brook which goes under the road, I hadn't noticed !
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Re: View from the bridge

Postby al_yrpal » 11 Apr 2019, 11:04pm

colin54 wrote:View of a bridge really. I've noticed this 'skew' bridge on the Leeds - Liverpool canal just south of Chorley where a railway line crosses it at an oblique angle. I was amazed how the curved stones were carved,
they appear to change direction in the middle of the span.The bridge was built in 1838, and is mentioned in the wikipedia article .It's built to a logarithmic pattern apparently, some clever folks about,
the designer and the stone masons, not me though, it just boggles my mind.
Views from both directions.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skew_arch


The house we are about to move into was once occupied by William Froude who designed a skew bridge on the Bristol to Exeter Railway Line. Froude was a prodigious Victorian mathmetician Engineer, Hydrodynamicist and Naval Architect, who initialy worked for IK Brunel.

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby reohn2 » 11 Apr 2019, 11:23pm

colin54 wrote:It's easy to take bridges for granted, they can almost go unnoticed until there's a problem, like the Hammersmith one mentioned above.
In contrast to the sophistication of the skew bridge, I happened upon this bridge made from about five pieces of rough hewn stone , I wonder how old it is ? The stream drops a few feet the other side of it into a narrow gorge, I'd never noticed it before yesterday, half way up Winter Hill. A bit of a feat itself in it's own way, the two slabs on top must weigh a good bit.The water flows through a slightly more modern bit of concrete pipe upstream of it. I imagine there are thousands like these around the country, just as useful as modern bridges in their day. Maybe a sheep crossing ?
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I know that place well,I'm usually hitting 40mph down the hill behind where the photo was taken :D
It 's more than likely a sheep crossing or part of the old drove road between Rivington and Belmont.
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Re: View from the bridge

Postby ferrit worrier » 17 Apr 2019, 8:54pm

since retiring in 2016 I've not been able to get out on the bike as much as I would like to :oops: , so when I saw this thread revival I was determind to get out and get a picture, so 20 miles and a pair of dysfunctional legs later :lol: :lol:]
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the bridge

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Re: View from the bridge

Postby fausto copy » 22 Apr 2019, 5:58pm

Went for a pleasant pootle today and while the hordes of holiday-makers were struggling to get down the narrow road to Whitesands Beach just outside St.Davids, we turned off and headed across Dowrog Common, where we enjoyed a picnic sat on the bridge, with distant views to Carn Llidi.
Didn't see a motor car the whole time we were there. :)

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