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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 22nd August, 2019)

New bridge

New bridge
Location of New Road Bridge, Poolstock Lane.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Mick on 22nd August 2019 at 11:52

You can see a lot of sky over Wigan on a nice day

Comment by: Garry on 22nd August 2019 at 13:47

I thought the new bridge was erected
already at Poolstock....mm must be getting old.

Comment by: DerekB on 22nd August 2019 at 15:42

Obviously taken some time ago. The road has been bridged for several weeks now.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd August 2019 at 16:30

Photo-a-Day photos are in a queue, so some of them might look out of date, yesterdays photo was taken in early spring but you cant tell

Comment by: Philip G. on 22nd August 2019 at 16:43

I remember the ironworks that once stood there.
It had a large metal gate which also fronted the cobbled road both of which guided the 'mainly native' workforce.
Its walls reverberated to a 'new kind of beat' and from players also unknown to me.
The pneumatic gun had been a joy to watch as it drove-home rivet after rivet, as were the less-sounding yet measured taps of the blacksmith's hammer.
Yet, the most endearing sound had been that of silence; No more would dear old Jarvis guide his saw.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd August 2019 at 08:05

What was stood there was the Pemberton loop line railway bridge.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd August 2019 at 10:16

Yes Alan, one bridge down and another up.

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