Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 19th November, 2017)
Frog Lane Bridge
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Apart from the ad for overpaid, the scene is much as I remember it. Last time I walked under the bridge would be early 1969. The railway had no overhead electrical equipment - relied on Type 4 (later 47) Brush diesels or Type 4 EE (later Class 40) and the street lamps were older concrete semi arches.
Thanks for the photo, Mick. The bridge has a marvellous structure:
RAILWAY BRIDGE, FROG LANE Grade: II
Railway bridge over public road. Probably c1838, for the North Union Railway Company; Sandstone ashlar with rock-faced abutments. Skew bridge. Large semicircular arch with run-out rusticated voussoirs, chamfered band, parapets with central and terminal piers, flat coping.
They don't make them like they used to :o)
My this photo which is very good brings memories flooding back for me. It was this bridge in winter time when i could not use my bike i would go to work on the bus, alight at Wallgate station down past Las Vegas night-club ,cut through Sring Gardens come out near chippy and "Peartree Pub then pass the Colliers Pub under bridge across Prescott St, left at Guardians Pub then into J.Morris & Sons, Buthchers.The old saying is ( If i'd a pound every-time i'd walked under that bridge ))) i would be rich ,thank-you to the photographer for bring them to me!