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...
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 ?
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!
There's been a lot of activity over the centuries that has often left its mark hidden away.