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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 26th March, 2021)

Big cracks

Big cracks
Big cracks in Railway embankment in Appley Bridge.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,441

Comment by: Dostaf on 26th March 2021 at 01:44

The tank trap making an impromptu workbench.

Comment by: Garry on 26th March 2021 at 04:47

Subsidence is in the abutment. The embankment is where the grass is seen.

Comment by: Mick on 26th March 2021 at 07:02

They said if it get any worse train travelers to Southport will have to bus it from Wigan to Parbold

Comment by: British Railman on 26th March 2021 at 10:11

Subsidence started on the embankment and pushed down, that's why the abutment is now cracked.

Comment by: Roy on 26th March 2021 at 10:29

With all due respect Garry, i don't think it matters what it's called, it looks pretty grim to me.

Comment by: Alan on 26th March 2021 at 12:35

The cause is the brickwork decaying with age. Garry in correct it is indeed abutment and not embankment problems.

Comment by: Arthur on 26th March 2021 at 13:17

Dave Oy we wait your photos, please. I just love your wildlife photos.

Comment by: Broady on 26th March 2021 at 14:21

When was this photo taken?

Comment by: Cyril on 26th March 2021 at 14:59

The majority of folks just enjoy seeing the photos on here everyday, a minority try to spoil it by having to post pernickety remarks.

Comment by: James Hanson on 26th March 2021 at 15:06

I wonder who owns that bridge?
That might sound like a stupid question, bringing a resounding " Duuuuuuuurrrr, the railway", "Northern Rail" and even the old chestnut "Wigan Railway" from some.
But many of those stone-built bridges were sold at auction many years ago, so might belong to some unknown investor. I know an American bloke bought a few, including the one on Miry Lane near where Barry Brown's car sales was.

I wonder what safeguards those 'investors' had set up, to ensure they didn't have to pay for such eventualities?

Or was it another, "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" tactic. Where 'someone' buys the bridges, then 'someone else' sets up a deal where the railways company 'leases them back' and 'some people' make a nice little earner from it all?

Comment by: Mick on 26th March 2021 at 15:16

Broady, about 3 or 4 weeks ago, why do you ask, is it important because I can find exactly when it was taken if need be.

Cyril, don't tale them on.

Comment by: Dorothy Hesheth on 26th March 2021 at 17:09

At least its no were near as bad as the one near where Edwina lives. That was horrendous for people in the valley below.

Comment by: James Hanson on 26th March 2021 at 20:09

Dorothy, was that early one morning, just as the sun was rising?

Comment by: Brian Jarvis on 27th March 2021 at 07:54

Get this straight, railway tracks, bridges just like this one, stations, signaling and infact all the infrastructure is all maintained by Railtrack.

Comment by: John B on 27th March 2021 at 14:58

Brian, get it straight, Railtrack as been defunct for about 10 years now, Network Rail is the one you are after.

Comment by: Brian Jarvis on 27th March 2021 at 16:55

I beg your pardon it is indeed Network rail..... Sorry.

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