Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 11th March, 2020)
The 'weak bridge' is not in the photograph.
Sorry Folks , I'm not recognising Wigan at all now. Is this the bridge over Miry Lane up towards the town centre? Wigan station on the right, Wallgate Station on the left, Clarence further up on the left? If it is they should paint the bridge Cherry and White.
The southern gateway to Wigan.
Xpat,on the right is the bottom of Queen St,and to your left you would be coming out of Great George St..follow the cars on the left and you'd be going up Wallgate past the two railway stations.
Hi XPat, The black car on the left is about to pass under Wallgate railway
bridge, the street to the right is
Queen Street. The railway arches contain a Real Ale Bar called Wigan
Central, and a Spanish Tapas bar called PLATA Tapas. Cheers, Ray.
The WEAK BRIDGE is where Wallgate passes over the railway lines that
pass through Wallgate Station,from
Liverpool & Southport, and on to
Bolton & Manchester etc.
I don't like the traffic system in Wigan I used to dread driving to Goose Green and then coming back!!!
Not one of your best, Mick.
Thanks Maureen and Ray
XPat, re the paint colour on the bridge, not cherry and white if you're a Latics fan !!!
The upper, vacant region of this bridge also reminds me of a particular episode of Radio 4s 'Quote … Unquote' which included mention of a certain bridge display: "Oldham - Home of the tubular Bandage".
'Uncle Joe's …', perhaps?
All us older and X Pats, the Wigan we knew ( 50s, 60s and 70s ) is long gone and I miss it....
Xpat, there are uplights positioned in the paving along Wallgate after the bridge. They're blue too.
Yes, as I remember this, the interior sides where white tile.
Information about the interior of the bridge from Wigan Public Art Trail:-
Artist: Abigail Downer
“The bridge marks the boundary of the town centre. The dark, warm colours hint at materials found in town centre buildings blending into vibrant blue green suggesting the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River Douglas. There are references to the pattern of railway tracks overhead, colours of railway companies, and patterns created by the weaving and spinning processes in the textile industry.“
jouell....the Wigan that we once knew is long gone but it’s still fond memories.
"Home of Meat and Tater Pies"! , Philip
"Prater Pies", Johnny!
Stand corrected !