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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 11th March, 2020)

Wallgate Bridge

Wallgate Bridge

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,467

Comment by: Dostaf on 11th March 2020 at 00:46

The 'weak bridge' is not in the photograph.

Comment by: XPat on 11th March 2020 at 01:09

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.

Comment by: Mick on 11th March 2020 at 06:54

The southern gateway to Wigan.

Comment by: Maureen on 11th March 2020 at 08:08

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.

Comment by: Ray on 11th March 2020 at 08:24

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.

Comment by: Ray on 11th March 2020 at 08:29

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 11th March 2020 at 08:53

I don't like the traffic system in Wigan I used to dread driving to Goose Green and then coming back!!!

Comment by: TerryW on 11th March 2020 at 10:28

Not one of your best, Mick.

Comment by: Xpat on 11th March 2020 at 15:12

Thanks Maureen and Ray

Comment by: Jonno on 11th March 2020 at 16:24

XPat, re the paint colour on the bridge, not cherry and white if you're a Latics fan !!!

Comment by: Philip G. on 11th March 2020 at 16:30

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?

Comment by: Janet ( jouell ) on 11th March 2020 at 16:39

All us older and X Pats, the Wigan we knew ( 50s, 60s and 70s ) is long gone and I miss it....

Comment by: Ticsmon on 11th March 2020 at 21:09

Xpat, there are uplights positioned in the paving along Wallgate after the bridge. They're blue too.

Comment by: priscus on 11th March 2020 at 21:56

Yes, as I remember this, the interior sides where white tile.

Comment by: Joanne on 11th March 2020 at 23:24

Information about the interior of the bridge from Wigan Public Art Trail:-
Artist: Abigail Downer
Installed: 2000
“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.“

Comment by: britboy on 12th March 2020 at 00:10

jouell....the Wigan that we once knew is long gone but it’s still fond memories.

Comment by: Johnny on 12th March 2020 at 09:11

"Home of Meat and Tater Pies"! , Philip

Comment by: Lynne on 13th March 2020 at 19:37

"Prater Pies", Johnny!

Comment by: Johnny on 22nd March 2020 at 11:38

Sorry Lynne
Stand corrected !

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