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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 27th September, 2008)

New Path


New Path
Under the railway bridge near Saddle junction in Newtown.

Photo: Ian & Allison  (Canon PowerShot A560)
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Comment by: Jim Latham on 27th September 2008 at 08:51

Good photo this, showing the new Flood Defences and the Adam Viaduct, which is a Grade II Listed Building, because of the method of construction and the materials used. Has anyone got more detail of this?

Comment by: Brian on 27th September 2008 at 09:34

Jim, more info on Adams Bridge here:

http://www-civ.eng.cam.ac.uk/cjb/4d8/public/history.html

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 27th September 2008 at 11:23

Ian,
Am puzzled as to what the buildings are. Is the red one B & Q ? The chimneys fox me.

Comment by: Ian on 27th September 2008 at 11:56

The red building is the Bus depot and the chimneys are eckersleys mill and trencherfield mill i think and to the right under the bridge leads to the red pond

Comment by: Banksy on 27th September 2008 at 13:48

Great link Brian, Thanks.
Without sounding thick :-) what's the difference between a viaduct and a bridge?

Comment by: Brian on 27th September 2008 at 14:17

Dictionary says...

Viaduct: a bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railway) over a valley.

Comment by: Banksy on 27th September 2008 at 14:52

So is the key word "valley" ?

Comment by: Jim Latham on 27th September 2008 at 16:05

Thanks for that info, Brian. Glad to see that you got a mention for submitting your photos.

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