Fri Mar 30th, 2007 at 04:04:58 AM EST
A photostory of what happend between
Bridge blogging by PeWi, great! With an edit - afew
Well not a lot really - and it does look worse than it was. We did leave the hooligans behind.
In September we were finally all set to go - Well M. had left me five months before to go here.
She had a great time. As had I crossing this
on more than one
But this would not be a bridge diary without new bridges.
This one - We had not have before.
It is the bridge over the Estuary Tay.
Tand, tand ist das Gebilde von Menschenhand. (T. Fontane)
We never crossed this.
But this one
finally brought me to were we are now.
So be warned Migeru! I resisted Merry and did not wear a kilt at our wedding. But she will be more tricky to quieten now, and wants me to wear one all the time...
Descriptions of the bridges.
Everybody loves the Forth Bridges, but did you know they might need to start building a new road bridge as the Forth Road bridge is rosting away...
Less famous than its predecessor but when they cleaned it in 2003 they cleaned of 1000 tonnes of bird droppings.
This is the road bridge into Berwick from the Train - I just have not managed to shoot a nice picture of the much more impressive overall ensemble of bridges in Berwick so you'll have to wait for another time.
I will post the name of this bridge on Saturday, when I drive past it again. I promise!
Brig o' Balgownie
a single granite arch bridge with a span of 12 meters was of great strategic importance to Aberdeen since the early years of the 14th century. Apparently as a child Lord Byron swam in the river and mentions its salmon pool is his Don Juan.
And while researching I came across this site - bringing together toll bridges from all over Britain. Some nice shots on there of some of my favourites
as promised here are some more information on the Leaderfoot Bridge
Originally uploaded by evadjm36.
Originally uploaded by billtam.
It was constructed in In 1865 and has thirteen arches. The viaduct was constructed for the St Boswells Junction to Reston section of the Berwickshire Railway, a line which closed in 1948. The Viaduct is now in private ownership. Lucky them... It is also Grade A listed and
to see some more pictures go
here to the "Forgotten Relics of an Enterprising Age" page.
Oh, and as these things happen. The engineer building the viaduct, Charles Jopp, was born in Aberdeen in 1820. What are the odds? He also won the competition for the design of Waverly station in Edinburgh, while being the chief engineer of the commissioning company...