Travel theme: Bridges

As you travel the English canal system there are bridges everywhere.  Rail bridges, cobbled bridges, footbridges, motorway bridges, winding bridges that allowed horse drawn narrowboats to swap towpath sides without unhitching, viaducts, aqueducts over canals, roads and rivers and on the Bridgewater even a swing aqueduct over a ship canal.  And when you see the bridges there are suddenly two as they stand on their watery heads (Norman MacCaig).

These were taken on the Birmingham Canal Navigations one wintery Spring long ago:

BCN BridgesBCN BridgesAnd if you ever fly over Spaghetti Junction in Bimingham and wonder what might be going on below – here you are:

Spaghetti Junction

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4 comments

  1. lignumdraco · February 24, 2013

    I particularly like the first photo. Thanks.

  2. Tina Schell · March 2, 2013

    Especially love that middle shot!

    • northumbrianlight · March 2, 2013

      Thanks Tina – I had to run up from the towpath carrying a Mamiyaflex TLR to capture the boat before my friend ‘sailed’ off into the distance – I was fitter then 🙂

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