Wednesday, August 04, 2010

ABC Wednesday
C is for Cheadle Bridge


Cheadle Bridge was built in 1861 across the river Mersey connecting Cheadle in Cheshire with Didsbury in Lancashire.


Nowadays both sides are in the modern county of Greater Manchester and the boundary is between the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport and the City of Manchester.



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17 comments:

  1. Lovely! I just love the English countryside. :D

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  2. wonderful picture.. the bridge looks ancient, yet strong! :)

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  3. Lovely old bridge and I, too, love the English countryside -- at least from the pictures I have seen. Would love to be able to see it for real someday! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  4. Love the old bridges.
    WV: salli - leisurely walk.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. What a gorgeous old bridge. I love that era's engineering.

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  6. Beautiful bridge and I think the photo looks like a postcard. Really nice Gerald.

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  7. There's something incredibly romantic about these old bridges.

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  8. What a beautiful old bridge. Something very nostalgic with pictures like this.

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  9. lovely, love the beauty of antiquity ... this is a great post .. mine is up at Petty Things In Life

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  10. Beautiful bridge. I like the details: the plants growing out from between stones. The wear of years.
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna's Cats

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  11. DOn't need to say how much I loved this bridge... Beautiful post, Gerald!

    Kisses from Nydia.

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  12. So that is Cheadle Bridge - I used to deal alot with a business there many many years ago. Lovely shots.

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  13. So, is that the same river Gerry and the Pacemakers sang about in Ferry Cross The Mersey? ...back in the 60's. (love that bridge!)

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  14. "So, is that the same river Gerry and the Pacemakers sang about in Ferry Cross The Mersey? ...back in the 60's."

    Yes it is, although a good 40 miles (as the river flows) upstream.

    The photos are nice - makes it look like it's in the countryside, but it's actually in the suburbs of Manchester (although there is a very small sheep farm next to it too).

    On the bridge is a very old stone sign saying "L|C". The L is Lancashire and the C is Cheshire, with a separating line.

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