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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 7th June, 2020)


Sunset from the Twenty bridges in Standish.

Photo: Graham  (Nikon D3200)
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Comment by: Mike on 7th June 2020 at 06:42

Nice photo graham.great spot.

Comment by: Linma on 7th June 2020 at 06:50

Barrie, where’s that.

Comment by: Mick on 7th June 2020 at 07:08

Thats a daft place to during this pandemic.
Did you not think about what would happen if you had an accident and how many of our hard working emergency responders would be involved in rescuing you.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th June 2020 at 08:07

That's lovely but strangely creepy. I wouldn't like to be there alone at sunset. You can almost hear the silence.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 7th June 2020 at 08:20

Very pleasant, Graham.

Good one.

Comment by: Maureen on 7th June 2020 at 09:53

I have a fascination for beautiful skies,and this one is just lovely..thank you for this one Graham.o

Comment by: Pete Rammy on 7th June 2020 at 10:36

Where in standish are the twenty bridges Graham?

Comment by: David Barker on 7th June 2020 at 10:51

Great photo Graham, the twenty bridges are some ofthe pillars that are left standing which took the railway over the Douglas Valley ,left are built of blue engineering brick. link below.

Comment by: fred on 7th June 2020 at 10:52

ere we go again negative moaning mick never happy with other peoples photos only wants good comments for his. good photo graham

Comment by: Mick on 7th June 2020 at 11:36

Irene you will still be able to hear the traffic on Chorley road

Comment by: Arthur on 7th June 2020 at 13:11

Mick have you ever wondered what would happen if you fell off you bike, our hard working emergency service would have to respond to you. I'm sure Graham took all the safety steps, he's more safe on that disused bridge than you riding up and down the canal.
Stop mourning and get on with it.
Great photo by the way and not always the same as Mick's.

Comment by: Garry on 7th June 2020 at 13:26

Irene, I walked across this Viaduct in the late 70s not long after BR closed and lifted the line, it's very high up and must have been a fantastic spectacular from the window of a passenger train.
It's now sadly falling apart.
It is known locally as the Whelley loop line but the company who built it was the Lancashire Union Railway.

Comment by: Maureen on 7th June 2020 at 13:46

We should name him Mr Neg.

Comment by: Poet on 7th June 2020 at 14:32

I don't think this is the viaduct over the Dougie, but rather the one down Ashfield , between Wigan Road and Chorley Rd. near the old Victoria Pit.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th June 2020 at 14:35

I've seen the viaduct some years ago with a friend who has an interest in the Whelley Loop Line and Haigh Junction, Garry, but only from the ground. I can imagine the view from the top is spectacular.

Comment by: Graham on 7th June 2020 at 15:39

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. The viaduct is in lower standish with the river douglas running underneath it. Safety precautions were taken so theres need for the negativity mick, get on ya bike!

Comment by: Mick on 7th June 2020 at 16:04

Fred & Arthur this structure is derelict and falling apart.
Our Government are telling us everyday not to do daft things like this, because you can have accidents, and if you have an accident up there it will involve many emergency responders like mountain rescue from bolton fire brigade, ambulance service, police and the air ambulance, then the team of doctors and nurses at the hospital.

Comment by: Philbee on 7th June 2020 at 16:14

The viaduct is still intact but needs a lot of work on the pillars.The government are trying to encourage more walking and cycling re-opening of the viaduct and the rest of the Whelley Loop Line would complete a link from Amberswood to Standish.Maybee Cris Boardman should get involved!
I have been informed there, is a bat colony under the pillars which could be a problem similar to Great Crested Newts.

Comment by: Mick on 7th June 2020 at 16:24

A video of what it looks like from the bottom.


Comment by: Network Rail on 7th June 2020 at 16:29

A railway bridge are structures that cross a physical obstacle.
A Viaduct is made of multiple spans of arches.

Comment by: Mick Byrne on 7th June 2020 at 17:07

Ok sorry graham I apologise for being negative

Comment by: Alan on 7th June 2020 at 17:18

locals have fort for age to save the structure and its railway history.

Comment by: Stan on 8th June 2020 at 06:19

If there is a Bat colony under the pillar arches, its nowt to do on top of the walkway. Bat colony's are on many live railway structures.

Comment by: Terry on 12th June 2020 at 11:27

Re' your comment to Mick...Well said, Arthur. However, I doubt he'll listen and stop putting himself at risk. So why does he continue to preach to others about something he clearly does himself?

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