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Bridges - Part 2

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First of the year...



BTJustice


2013 new years day 111 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
IBrown

It’s a great thread. But going by page 10, you guys missed a rare photo opportunity!

cybers wrote:
fastnet wrote:
james73 wrote:
cybers wrote:
No mate this is the larger one at Broxburn...

Is it still in use? If so what line is it?

James H


For some reason I always thought it was the canal that went along there..........    


Service both ways every 10 or so mins as far as i can tell its the edinburgh main line from Glasgow/Stirling via Linlithgow across the viaduct and on to Ratho Station Etc Etc...


Here is the Flash earth Link... http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=55...66&z=16.6&r=0&src=msl

For the record the Linlithgow one is also rail not canal as the canal comes through Linlithgow higher up the hill.


I think this may be the ‘other’ one at Lithlithgow, page 39:-

fastnet wrote:

Viaduct by john.mcknight, on Flickr


They are both spectacular viaducts in their own right. Page 10, the Almond Valley viaduct, lies on the Edinburgh side of Linlithgow; Page 39 the Avon Valley viaduct lies on the Glasgow side of Linlithgow, both on the main Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh line.

The conversation (above) reminded me mistaking a viaduct I saw while crossing the Avon Viaduct (above?) by train, for a railway viaduct, and thinking that railway was the long disused Slamannan railway, which I intended to walk. I’d mentioned this to a work colleague who lived in Linlithgow and was surprised to learn from him that this wasn’t a railway viaduct. It was an aqueduct carrying the (now-open) Union Canal across the Avon Valley. It is open to the public to walk or cycle over (we walked the bikes over) it has handrails, and the towpath runs on the railway side of the canal. The towpath is the advertised ‘canal walk’ between Falkirk High and Linlithgow stations. That would take you through the only tunnel on the canal, and there are a few bridges of note especially the one just on the Polmont side of the tunnel with the sad frowning face carved on the ‘Glasgow’ side, and a happy smiling face carved on the ‘Edinburgh’ side.

The Avon viaduct and aqueduct lie between Polmont and Linlithgow stations, and although it is a shorter walk / cycle run there is slightly less to see. It is possible to photograph the railway viaduct from the aqueduct – the height here gives some view NE down the valley towards the viaduct. But here’s the catch, you’re a good mile away, so you need the kit and the expertise to get that 2013 top photo. That rules me oot.

Doing it the opposite way round - taking a photo of the aqueduct from the rail viaduct from a train running between Linlithgow and Polmont - will be trickier, because you will be shooting through glass, and as the train will be doing 80mph there, you have 10 seconds at best to get that shot.
cybers

The Avon Aqueduct can be reached from Almond Road from the car park and is a short 5min walk  it is possible to get to it via Belsyde but the farmers are less than impressed by cars left on the verge and damage to vehicles is common in the area. The walk to the tunnel (west) from Avon Gorge to Glen Village is not for the faint of heart and cyclists on the towpaths have been known to take the less than scenic route to the weeds so be prepared to give way to families walking unless you like swimming. The other more impressive aqueduct on the canal is in Almond Park at Clifton, West Lothian as this is where the automatic leveller is above the Almond River. Pretty cool when its open in summer astounding in winter when the dripping freezes up.



If i have time later today i may well dig out my photos of Almond gorge aqueduct to viaduct or go do them.
IBrown

For clarity, the Avon aqueduct doesn’t lie in the Avon Gorge which is an area further west crossed by the A801, the main route south from Falkirk (Lathallan Roundabout, east of Polmont on the A803 Falkirk – Linlithgow Road) and the road runs up and down the valley sides, crossing the Avon on a small stone bridge. There is nowhere to park down there and there is no footpath. There is a proposal to span the Gorge proper by new bridge off the Bowhouse Roundabout.

The Avon aqueduct lies in Muiravonside Country Park, accessed off the B825, which  comes off the A803 at the Bridge Inn, Linlithgow Road. Linlithgow Bridge lies on the A803 just east of the B825 road junction  The B825 also runs under the Avon railway viaduct (visible from the A803) and connects with the A801 at Bowhouse Roundabout, north of the Avon Gorge proper. There is car parking in Muiravonside Country Park, and the entrance lies close to the Bowhouse Roundabout.

But it is much easier doing it bike and train, the three stations are just a few minutes walk from the towpath and it is sign-posted either end. Accept that there will be walkers on the towpath too – it was popular even before the canal re-opened - and it is common courtesy to stop and let them pass. The tunnel is over a mile long, and its wet, so it’s a walk-the-bike shot, and unless you want a few shots in there, your headlight is light enough to take you through - its dead straight so you never lose sight of light at the far portal. And there’s a handrail between the towpath and the canal, so you won’t end up in the drink. There's birds nest in there in the tunnel wall [at Polmont end] swifts I think, and there is deffo something live in the water, cos you'll hear a splash every now and again.
cybers

Are you getting your bridges mixed up as living local to the area i know of the road and car park on the B825 to get onto the aqueduct i have been there many times in the past and sometimes walk my dog on this route to Linlithgow and back. The rail crossing is in Muiravon on the Bridge Road as you exit Linlithgow towards Polmont but the Viaduct crosses the Gorge. Most people wrongly assume the Gorge only starts and ends at the dip in the old A801 without realising it actually runs almost to the Forth.
IBrown

cybers wrote:
Are you getting your bridges mixed up as living local to the area i know of the road and car park on the B825 to get onto the aqueduct i have been there many times in the past and sometimes walk my dog on this route to Linlithgow and back. The rail crossing is in Muiravon on the Bridge Road as you exit Linlithgow towards Polmont but the Viaduct crosses the Gorge. Most people wrongly assume the Gorge only starts and ends at the dip in the old A801 without realising it actually runs almost to the Forth.


Hi there,

I've lived in Laurieston, Falkirk for the past 18 years. I accept the river runs in valley east of Avonbridge. But I think if you stopped in the area to ask directions to Avon Gorge, most folk would direct you onto the A801. The entrance to Muiravonside Country Park is off the B825 not far from Maddiston, at a few houses called 'The Loan'. That's where the aqueduct is. The rail viaduct is further east - just where you say it is - near the main Falkirk Linlithgow Road.  

Ian
Vinny the Mackem

I couldn't see a specific "Bridge to Nowhere" thread, so I thought this might be the most appropriate topic.  In any event, a couple of the east end of the bridge, from Pitt Street today, 14 January 2013.



Vinny the Mackem

Three from this morning (15/1/13).  Not the best quality again, I'm afraid, as they're phone camera pictures.  However, you can make out the difference in height of the new fence compared to the old, particularly in the second picture.



BTJustice

I can understand why they would raise the railings. I cycled over the bridges that run over the M8 at tradeston and even when I got off my bike I felt very uneasy at how low the barriers were;


november cycle 16 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

And another bridge from the same day;


november cycle 12 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

And some bridges from other travels;


Naughty Moony by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


Busby viaduct by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


City cycle 27/12/12 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


night 5 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
Doog Doog

Nice ones BT
kev

The old favourite

caledonia84

Underneath the bridge

Bridge to Botanics

Belmont Curch
cybers


Glenogle Viaduct by David C Laurie, on Flickr
BTJustice

cybers wrote:

Glenogle Viaduct by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Cracker. I ordered up the sustrans map and plan to do Killin to Callander later in the year on ma bike.
cybers

Braver than me .... I hate the Trossachs in the car never mind the motorbike and bugger the pedal malarky you could be killed...
BTJustice

Thanks for the concern but the track bed is now a cycle path so I won't have to brave the roads and will be able to pass right over the top of the viaduct. Just need to work out how to get back for my car when I get to callander.
cybers

Never realised that it was a cycleway now .... much safer !!!
Doog Doog

   
Fantastic pics Kev,Caledonia and Cybers!
fastnet


Connel bridge by john.mcknight, on Flickr


get me to the other side by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Lovely!!!
Alex Glass

BTJustice


Dalek with eczema by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
BTJustice


Pollok park by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
fastnet


Rail bridge by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Marti

fastnet wrote:

Rail bridge by john.mcknight, on Flickr


First picture i have seen withoot it's white bits...nice one Btw...
fastnet

Thanks Marti.

A bit further back.


Forth bridges by john.mcknight, on Flickr
iiisecondcreep

Wasn't sure if this should have went in the holidays thread but its a bridge anyway so...

Disused bridge over the Colorado River in Rifle, Colorado.


Rifle Bridge by iiisecondcreep, on Flickr
kev

Love the shot of Hawes pier Fastnet...used to get a boat there every morning a few years back to take us out to Hounds point which is the zig zag shaped offshore installation to the east of the rail bridge.
kev

Theres been a bit of talk recently about using high ISO settings and what is acceptable.I personally like grainy shots so I guess its subjective ..took this with a setting of 3200....think it looks ok



http://www.flickr.com/photos/90424420@N02/
Beano

Hi Kev, same bridge taken last year but the best thing about photography is doing your own thing and experimenting. In the end it's what you like that matters mate as you can see plenty of grain in this.


Clyde Arc Bridge by Ben.Allison36, on Flickr
cybers

Theres an american guy cannot mind his name Ted something and he shoots fantastic stuff all way above and beyond ISO3200 as Ben said photography is subjective I personally do noisy stuff mainly for B&W as it gives a fantastic filmed grain effect. though most of my colour stuff at night I usually keep around 400 - 100 just for the richness of the colour. Mainly and only because that is my preference.
Like both yours and Mr Bens photos for entirely different reasons and iiisecondcreep that is bloody  awesome ... love the sign
I guess there was a new shiny bridge possibly tolled nearby if they wanted to prosecute.

cybers


Leaderfoot Viaduct by David C Laurie, on Flickr
fastnet

I like the effect on that.....


Birds and bridge by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Train over the Forth by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Forth rail bridge by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Yes, yes, yes  
calamity

third one a beauty Fastnet.


 

kev

Landin


Beano

kev...another title could be..bombs away   great pic mate    
Doog Doog

Fantastic stuff guys!
kev

Another London bridge...the one that collapsed in one of the Harry Potter films

cybers

Now that i really like
kev

Cheers Cybs..What a fab city to take photos.was only in the city 1 day with a crowd of guys, would love a wander about on my own
BTJustice

Here is a view downstream from somewhere I shouldnt have been taking pictures from


london 27 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Dave
Doog Doog

Toppers Kev & BT
cybers


A82 Pass by David C Laurie, on Flickr
AlanM

Tam's Brig

DSC03548 by 1Alan_M, on Flickr
Doog Doog

  Damn fine shot.
sputnik

alanm,yer getting yer brigs mixed up i think.that great pic is of the brig o doon.tams brig is in ayr just at newton.
Doog Doog

Alex Glass

Fantastic Photo of the Bridge in Pollok Park Doug Doug



Doog Doog

 Cheers Alex,turned out better than I thought.
sparkotronic

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What's left of the old packhorse bridge at Carrbridge
Doog Doog

Excellent.
Beano


Forth and Clyde Canal by Ben.Allison36, on Flickr
Martyb

James

The Loch Nan Uamh viaduct. The central section is the bit where a horse
and cart fell in during construction, not as often reported at the Glenfinnan
viaduct further east along the line.



James H
Marti

james73 wrote:
The Loch Nan Uamh viaduct. The central section is the bit where a horse
and cart fell in during construction, not as often reported at the Glenfinnan
viaduct further east along the line.



James H


http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&...0JqiJ2A&bvm=bv.45645796,d.d2k

Interesting read...
cybers


Leaderfoot by David C Laurie, on Flickr
fastnet

Fantastic.........  
Alex Glass

cybers wrote:

Leaderfoot by David C Laurie, on Flickr




Great shot Cybers

Is that hay bailes I see in that field?

cybers

No Alex its those wee wooden slats they put round saplings to stop the deer munching on them.
fastnet


Castlemilk by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Castlemilk bridge. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
cybers

Mate fell over that drunk in the dark I was looking over the edge for the fecker shouting on him turned round and he asked me who i was looking for.... Bastard got lucky and hit the wee burn when it was running fast. Notice i never once went doon to see if he was alright ... I was kind of giggling when i was shouting on him. Aye Fernhill Drive To Machrie was an obstacle course when yi were pished.
fastnet

 
Alex Glass

Castlemilk House Bridge very nice

In the style of David Hamilton said to have been rebuilt circa 1833 the bridge is 'B' Listed.

norrie

Hi fastnet, good shots, I have never seen that bridge

Cybers, that bridge is familiar, whats the location
I like it
cybers

Sits at the very top of Machrie Road where it meets Barlia Terrace behind Castlemilk Stables Norrie... Theres a pond about 100yds downstream.
BTJustice


May bike ride by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


May bike ride by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr


May bike ride by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Dave
norrie

Hi Cybers, sorry I didn't make myself clear, I was talking about the photo of a bridge you posted, tall columns and running over a river
norrie

Hi BTjustice, walked that route from Kelvinbridge subway to Bowling a few weeks ago, great pub in Bowling, Bay Inn

Good photos
Doog Doog

   

Fantastic pics guys! Love the viaduct one Cybers.
cybers

norrie wrote:
Hi Cybers, sorry I didn't make myself clear, I was talking about the photo of a bridge you posted, tall columns and running over a river


Sorry mate thats the Leaderfoot Viaduct off the A68 just before Newton St Boswells and Melrose.

http://goo.gl/maps/vU2cL
sparkotronic

One of our local short cut bridges.






Fancy a shot!
norrie

Hi sparkotronic, my first thoughts were, no way would I use that bridge but thinking about it, we have used worse while hill walking

Good shots
norrie

Hi Cybers, thanks , I think I have seen that bridge while hill walking in the area
Doog Doog

Belters,Sparkotronic
sparkotronic

It was built by the local scout group, I regularly cross it with my bike on my back, fun times :)
fastnet


Innerleithen bridge by john.mcknight, on Flickr
fastnet

Garrion bridge.


Garrion bridge by john.mcknight, on Flickr
norrie

Good shot of the Garrion Bridge, hope you didn't stop the car on the new bridge to get the shot
Vinny the Mackem

Alex Glass

cybers

I keep saying i am gonna take a night shot from up on the main span across the roadway of that looking back towards the Leven Hotel .. One day... Perhaps soon  
Alex Glass

Wow that would be a site worth seeing.

Not the view but you up in top of that bridge
cybers

Probably buckle the spar  
But i am not going up there without a photo trust me  
Alex Glass

just remember the safety harness  
cybers

Helf n safety would be the death of me !!!

See it noo swinging about like a trapeze cos i lost my footing ... think i would rather just meet the road all the same  
norrie

Hi Alex, where is that bridge?
Gina

I think it's Ballachuilish bridge Norrie.
norrie

Hi Gina thanks, cant say that I have seen that one
cybers

Gina is indeed correct Norrie you have probably crossed it many times  
norrie

Hi Cybers, Ok, I will ask, where the heck is Ballachulilsh?
cybers

At the end of Glencoe The bridge is on the road to Fort William and the Oban Road passes below.

http://goo.gl/maps/M64Te
calamity

never heardof it either Norrie, am off to see it soon...        

Tollcross Park wee bridge
BTJustice


Canal cycle 5/6/13 by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
Alex Glass

Nice one BT  


Still the Ballachulish Bridge but a bit more this time
cybers

Dave where is that bridge  
BTJustice

cybers wrote:
Dave where is that bridge  


Its just outside Kirkintilloch mate. Last wednesday I cycled along the canal from Maryhill to just outside Cumbernauld, great cycle if anybody is interested and before you get to Kirkie there is a marina, business centre and college campus with this bridge crossing the canal.
norrie

Hi BTjustice, now that bridge I know, I took a photo of a few weeks ago while on a walk from Speirs Wharf to Kirkintilloch

Cybers, of course, silly me, been close to it the last three years I have been in Glencoe
norrie

Had a walk along the Clyde on Thursday, took some shots of Bridges


George V and Central Station Bridges




Central Bridge, built by Sir William Arrolls Bridgeton



Suspension Bridge


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