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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 9th June, 2015)

Railway Bridge

Railway Bridge
Beresford Street Railway Bridge.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 4,037

Comment by: Ken R on 9th June 2015 at 01:59

Nice pic Mick, it looks innocent enough but was not so nice a few years ago with the flood.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 9th June 2015 at 08:31

My eagle eyed lady friend spotted the 'Engine Drivers Beware' sign on the bridge that I had missed.Pity about the scrawl by some moron.

Comment by: Roy on 9th June 2015 at 09:19

Countless thousands must have passed under here over the years, to get to Walkers/Walmsleys and latterly the DW stadium.

Comment by: Eddie P on 9th June 2015 at 09:51

It flooded many times in the 50s 60s we also struggled to get large items "through bridge hole" out of Walkers Bros.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 9th June 2015 at 09:56

There are two photo`s in `Wigan streets` taken from the otherside of this bridge.
The only way into Walker Bros., then Walmsleys, by motor vehicles, was by this bridge.
I wish I`d been given a pound every time I went thro` this `bridge hole`: firstly by motorbike and then by car!

Comment by: Derek Platt on 9th June 2015 at 19:28

I had 2 spells at Walmsleys (Beloit walmsley) between 1956 and 1972. When I lived in Beech Hill I walked to work and used the other bridge, then later used this bridge when I had transport. Good picture bringing back many memories.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 9th June 2015 at 21:53

Looks kind of familiar.

Was that a rubbish tip many years ago, where the new houses are now?

Comment by: farrie50 on 9th June 2015 at 22:31

I served my apprenticeship at Barley Brook and later at Pagefield. I too went under that bridge hundreds of times

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 9th June 2015 at 22:49

It was just an empty plot of land, Fred. I parked my car there then got on the coach to Walmsleys in Bury.

Comment by: Roy on 10th June 2015 at 08:59

Just to add to Ernest's comment Fred, immediately behind those houses is Frog Lane / Woodhouse Lane on approach to Springfield Road junction and traffic lights, so i cant imagine a rubbish dump ever having been there, as Ernest says, just a plot of spare land, in my time as well.

Comment by: ben shepherd on 30th November 2018 at 10:43

does any body remember my granddad, Roy Shepherd. He was a fitter and foreman in latter years

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