Photo-a-Day (Friday, 19th January, 2018)
Giz a lift
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D850 with Nikon 85 mm F/1.4 G)
Bit Van Gough Dave.
I always think Im in Holland when I see this bridge.
Now closed for a month for repairs
Fantastic photo just hope it doesn’t get vandalised with one per cent of the youth today if I had my way they would spend a week in a Russian Jail and as one of Johnny Cash favourite lines they won’t do that again.sorry for my rant.
Nice one Dave, black and white makes a pleasant change, especially for someone like me who is the wrong side of 76 !! This photo reminds me of the Pegasus Bridge in Benouville, Normandy, which crosses the Caen canal, only a slightly smaller version. The capture of the bridge, (Operation Deadstick), by the Allies in the early hours of D-Day 6th June 1944 stopped the Germans sending re-enforcements to the Normandy beaches and went a long way towards our victory.
This black and white picture harks back to a still from one of the old Pathe Newsreels....good subject for black and white photography.
Nice photo. A friend of mine had an odd experience when sailing his barge through Leigh, He was in a collision with a Car?? it turned out it had been dumped in the canal and was lying just below the water line
Roy - drove over the original Pegasus Bridge in 1987. A new one replaced it the following year.
The 1944 operation was the most successful glider assault of 2nd WW.
Quite an evocative photo.
Jim - vandals? The canal itself could be quite inviting with something heavy wrapped round their neck.
We'd have to haul 'em out though. Too long in the water, they'd poison the fish.
An excellent view of the new bridge,it's a huge improvement on the old one.
Nice photo Dave.
Past mid-day and no comments - come on - there must be some Plonk Loaners out there who remember the greasy old planked swing bridge which crossed "The Cut" here. Presume that the view is towards the coal basin of Bickershaw Colliery. Those trees must have grown pretty quickly
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