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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 23rd January, 2020)

The Old Swing Bridge


The Old Swing Bridge
Appley Bridge.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,631

Comment by: PeterP on 23rd January 2020 at 08:27

Looks very neglected

Comment by: Mick on 23rd January 2020 at 13:27

It is neglected Peter like a lot of things on the Leeds Liverpool canal
But having said that the farmer still uses it to get his tractor across, it easily opens with a bit of a tug.
You can see it being used on this excellent historical video below

https://youtu.be/OSUHcJtRj8Q

Comment by: Pat McC on 23rd January 2020 at 17:05

A lovely photo Mick, enjoyed looking at it.
Thank you.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd January 2020 at 21:36

Bring back Brian's photos.

Comment by: E mc on 23rd January 2020 at 23:22

Bring back D Tease photos. PLEASE

Comment by: Veronica on 24th January 2020 at 05:03

I wouldn't like to drive a tractor over that bridge, it looks really unsafe! The background is a lovely scene though, very calm and peaceful.

Comment by: Dougie on 26th January 2020 at 10:49

As you say Mick excellent video, I've passed that pull across bridge a few times but never seen it working before

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