Saturday, August 03, 2013

Replacing Bridge #28 on the Ashton Canal

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This is bridge #28 on the Ashton Canal as it looked in May 2012 as I approached it from the direction of Portland Basin.

Here it is again a year later in May 2013 when it was being replaced by a new skew bridge in order to allow easier access from Margaret Street to the Riverside Industrial Estate to the south of the canal.

This is from underneath the bridge during reconstruction. On the right is a temporary girder bridge being used to transport materials across.

Looking back underneath the bridge towards Portland Basin. You can see it from further away in my post about the canal on May 10th.

Two months later in July I went back to see the completed bridge, having taken a photo looking towards it from bridge #29 by the Portland Basin.

This is the view over the new bridge from the Riverside Industrial Estate.

Here is how the new bridge looks from the west.

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And finally a reminder of how it looked in May 2010 from the stern of a narrowboat.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections,

Scenic Weekends,

Shadow Shot Sunday and

Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.


  1. Both old and new bridges have a special charm. But clearly the new bridge has a freshness and practical bonus too.

  2. How interesting. Thanks for sharing the story.

  3. Interesting indeed! Great shots and thanks for sharing!

  4. I love how you photographed the bridges!!! Every bridge is beautiful and very interesting. I like very much all of them and especially the bridge on the last picture. It's amazing and unique!

  5. Interesting comparisons of the two different bridges. I like them both.

  6. Each photo has wonderful shadow play that is so interesting. The reflections are gorgeous. Saw you on Shadow Shot 2

  7. Amazing how the landscape of this river change with that new bridge... Thanks for the sharing.

  8. It is fascinating to see the changes as the work progressed. An excellent contribution to Sunday Bridges, Gerald!

  9. From old to new, with skill and ingenuity! I like all the shadows that dance around your photos, Gerald.

    Shadowy Night Dance