Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 15th August, 2017)
Under and Over
Good photo Ron. The bridge seems to be much flatter than it used to be. Are there any photos of renovations to the bridge and when.
Theres a good tow path now for bike riders from Top Lock to the Haigh Hall side of New Springs bridge
Well spotted Ron. H.
One of these days I'll get off the bus and go for a walk -it always looks so beautiful.
Ken - the bridge had a bit of a hump and the road had a kink. Modified in the very early sixties.
The view now is very rural. Then it was a bit unkempt.
Having said theres a good tow path now for bike riders, you still have to watch out for the odd broken bottle under the bridge
But not anywhere near as you do if you are going under the old bridges in the Ince and Whelley areas.
I seem to remember a low loader getting stuck on the bridge about 1960.
In the late 1950s early 60s I used to go across this bridge nearly every day on the in the school holidays to visit my Grandparents house in Aspull. One day we were diverted round New Springs because lowloader lorry had literally got stuck on the hump of the bridge. I think it was this that led to the bridge being altered.
That would have been some diversion.The only alternatives would have been via Boar's Head and Red Rock or Hindley.
Maybe this a case of a passsger caught short and the bus is waiting for him? This is the chap coming back. I mean if the bus suddenly broke down here , who would complain? I would just get out the flask .
Lovely shot Ron
Thanks Gary. Yes I now remember the bridge when the low-loader got stuck, we walked down to it and it was a mess traffic backed up for miles in both directions.
Yes Veronica, there are some lovely walks around here. One of my favourites is from Hall Lane,Hindley over the golf course to Withington Lane and Top Lock then up Higher Lane to the walled gardens at Haigh Hall and back.
Elizabeth you need to get out more.
I would say she is getting out more Alan! All that healthy exercise and fresh air!!!!!
I might bump into you Elizabeth one of these days soon. I think I'm missing out.
Alan, have you taken over from Mick???? I assure you I am always out and appreciate fresh air and lovely scenery. Unlike yourself who seems to enjoy nit-picking at everything and everybody.
Thanks Veronica,you are right,I do get loads of fresh air and exercise. We may well bump into each other soon.