wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Today's photo
 
 Archives
  July 2018
  June 2018
  May 2018
  April 2018
  March 2018
  February 2018
  January 2018
  December 2017
  November 2017
  October 2017
  September 2017
  August 2017
  July 2017
  June 2017
  May 2017
  April 2017
  March 2017
  February 2017
  January 2017
  December 2016
  November 2016
  October 2016
  September 2016
  August 2016
  July 2016
  June 2016
  May 2016
  April 2016
  March 2016
  February 2016
  January 2016
  December 2015
  November 2015
  October 2015
  September 2015
  August 2015
  July 2015
  June 2015
  May 2015
  April 2015
  March 2015
  February 2015
  January 2015
  December 2014
  November 2014
  October 2014
  September 2014
  August 2014
  July 2014
  June 2014
  May 2014
  April 2014
  March 2014
  February 2014
  January 2014
  December 2013
  November 2013
  October 2013
  September 2013
  August 2013
  July 2013
  June 2013
  May 2013
  April 2013
  March 2013
  February 2013
  January 2013
  December 2012
  November 2012
  October 2012
  September 2012
  August 2012
  July 2012
  June 2012
  May 2012
  April 2012
  March 2012
  February 2012
  January 2012
  December 2011
  November 2011
  October 2011
  September 2011
  August 2011
  July 2011
  June 2011
  May 2011
  April 2011
  March 2011
  February 2011
  January 2011
  December 2010
  November 2010
  October 2010
  September 2010
  August 2010
  July 2010
  June 2010
  May 2010
  April 2010
  March 2010
  February 2010
  January 2010
  December 2009
  November 2009
  October 2009
  September 2009
  August 2009
  July 2009
  June 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009
  March 2009
  February 2009
  January 2009
  December 2008
  November 2008
  October 2008
  September 2008
  August 2008
  July 2008
  June 2008
  May 2008
  April 2008
  March 2008
  February 2008
  January 2008
  December 2007
  November 2007
  October 2007
  September 2007
  August 2007
  July 2007
  June 2007
  May 2007
  April 2007
  March 2007
  February 2007
  January 2007
  December 2006
  November 2006
  October 2006
 
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Album
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 19th January, 2018) Views: 1,827 
Giz a lift
 Giz a lift   by Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 with Nikon 85 mm F/1.4 G)
Plank Lane Lift bridge, Leigh. Now unmanned and operated by the canal user.

Comment by Poet on 19th January 2018 at 00:28
Bit Van Gough Dave.


Comment by Mick on 19th January 2018 at 03:34
I always think Im in Holland when I see this bridge.


Comment by PeterP on 19th January 2018 at 06:59
Now closed for a month for repairs


Comment by Jim on 19th January 2018 at 08:22
Fantastic photo just hope it doesn’t get vandalised with one per cent of the youth today if I had my way they would spend a week in a Russian Jail and as one of Johnny Cash favourite lines they won’t do that again.sorry for my rant.


Comment by Roy on 19th January 2018 at 09:01
Nice one Dave, black and white makes a pleasant change, especially for someone like me who is the wrong side of 76 !! This photo reminds me of the Pegasus Bridge in Benouville, Normandy, which crosses the Caen canal, only a slightly smaller version. The capture of the bridge, (Operation Deadstick), by the Allies in the early hours of D-Day 6th June 1944 stopped the Germans sending re-enforcements to the Normandy beaches and went a long way towards our victory.


Comment by Veronica on 19th January 2018 at 10:49
This black and white picture harks back to a still from one of the old Pathe Newsreels....good subject for black and white photography.


Comment by AB on 19th January 2018 at 10:49
Nice photo. A friend of mine had an odd experience when sailing his barge through Leigh, He was in a collision with a Car?? it turned out it had been dumped in the canal and was lying just below the water line


Comment by Gary on 19th January 2018 at 11:42
Roy - drove over the original Pegasus Bridge in 1987. A new one replaced it the following year.
The 1944 operation was the most successful glider assault of 2nd WW.
Quite an evocative photo.
Jim - vandals? The canal itself could be quite inviting with something heavy wrapped round their neck.
We'd have to haul 'em out though. Too long in the water, they'd poison the fish.


Comment by Maurice on 19th January 2018 at 11:56
An excellent view of the new bridge,it's a huge improvement on the old one.


Comment by Eric R on 19th January 2018 at 12:32
Nice photo Dave.

Past mid-day and no comments - come on - there must be some Plonk Loaners out there who remember the greasy old planked swing bridge which crossed "The Cut" here. Presume that the view is towards the coal basin of Bickershaw Colliery. Those trees must have grown pretty quickly


Comment by Eric R. on 19th January 2018 at 12:35
My last - apologies - comments have just appeared on my screen


Leave a comment?
Please note that comments do not appear straight away. Abusive language, racism and advertising is not allowed.

Your IP No. (54.81.254.212) will be logged.


Your name
 
 
Comments
 
Verification code *      

 
* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.
 
 © 2018 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.