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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 15th March, 2022)

Rose Bridge crossing


Rose Bridge crossing
Ince.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Dave Lewis on 15th March 2022 at 00:50

Don't understand this crossing, I can only think it's for getting from one side of canal to other side, probably busy in summer and useless in winter.

Comment by: Poet on 15th March 2022 at 08:08

I know this spot pretty well as it's the only point on the circular canal walk , ( Crooke to Red Rock ) where you have to cross a busy road . In fact , I can't think of any other bridge that doesn't allow you to pass under on the towpath .

Comment by: DTease on 15th March 2022 at 08:43

Don’t use this crossing if you can help it, go to the next one. Lots of crazy drivers use that road.

Comment by: Pw on 15th March 2022 at 09:04

This is a terrible crossing for both pedestrians and road users,it would be better controlled by lights.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 15th March 2022 at 11:46

I know this spot pretty well as it's the only point on the circular canal walk , ( Crooke to Red Rock ) where you have to cross a busy road . In fact , I can't think of any other bridge that doesn't allow you to pass under on the towpath .

The one before it, Britannia Bridge?

Comment by: Poet on 15th March 2022 at 12:16

Yes, thanks for the correction . The Rose Bridge crossing is so bad , I got a bit of a mental fix on it . It completely over shadows it's predecessor . It's not such a problem crossing there .

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th March 2022 at 12:23

Yes, there is a crossing by the canal at Britannia Bridge.

Comment by: Poet on 15th March 2022 at 14:00

Come to think about it , you have to cross Pottery Road as well . I'll get my coat .

Comment by: Mick on 15th March 2022 at 14:21

100s of Ince school kids use this crossing everyday and have no problems, I also use it a few time a week and find that as soon as I stand by the side of the road the traffic will come to a stand still and let me cross.
Now Britannia bridge crossing is made more dangerous because fewer people use it and you get more speeding cars leaving Wigan or going to Wigan

Comment by: James Hanson on 15th March 2022 at 14:50

Isn’t Mick spending a lot of time in Ince? I suspect he’s relocated up Belle Green Lane!

Comment by: fred on 15th March 2022 at 16:08

The crossing would be a lot safer if it was in the centre of the bridge.

Comment by: DTease on 15th March 2022 at 20:20

They’re just lulling you into a false sense of security Mick. Sooner or later I’ll….I mean they’ll get you.

Just joking Mick, don’t send the Parish Hit Team out after me!

Comment by: Veronica on 15th March 2022 at 20:34

I think it's called 'old age' when traffic comes to a standstill to let you cross....its best not to feel flattered....

Comment by: Edna on 16th March 2022 at 22:32

That comment made me chuckle Veronica.xx

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2022 at 14:12

Or a Marilyn Monroe lookalike Edna...;o))

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