Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 8th May, 2012)
The Iron Bridge
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Been there, walked that. Nice to see again.
NOT a pretty site ,modern design made ugly
Not too good for people at night, only one lamp.
peterp the foot bridge as been there for years.
Thomas, this photo has had me searching a long time for one showing the old iron bridge, without much success.
Garry, this bridge has not been there very long. The bridge before it spanned right across to the station. Refer :-
Have tried to get a better photo. Has anyone else tried?
Access to this bridge is down by the side of the County Playhouse shown on 8th Jan.2012 Photo-a-Day.
There's a couple of photo's of the bridge on here, Ernest.
The bridge that preceded this one was a much different affair,an attractive design,arched and lattice sides and on two levels. This replacement is quite ugly I agree ,but if you live on that side of Wigan ,it can save precious seconds,if like me on the last minute when going to catch a train. When we were children it was exciting to stand on the bridge as the steam trains went by and be enveloped in steam,happy days!
Thanks Bill Eatock, there`s a photo of the Coop, which I mentioned in last Sunday`s comment, above them !
Tom, my brother, sister and I also spent many happy times stood on the old latticed bridge watching the steam trains toing and froing below.
Yes Gary, sadly now a place to avoid at night.
Remember being enveloped in smoke when the engines went under the old iron bridge,Cyril.
A long time ago I used to travel by train into Wigan every day, and walked over the old bridge twice a day. I'm puzzled by the concrete footpath at right angles to the new bridge. Can somebody explain?
I Googled 'oocities wigan ironbridge' and got a very interesting page with two pictures of the old iron bridge.
Tom, they have built a multi storey car park, and diverted the original path, it use to go straight to the station.
Remember walking along a bridge near the railway station and dropping my new little doll throgh one of the holes on the floor !
God!!! is that bridge still there , not seen it for ages ,are you still allowed to cross it ?
I wonder how many people have been Mugged on that bridge.
Hi marie yates, as I explained above, this bridge is not very old. It is much shorter than the bridge it replaced.