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Queensferry Crossing is the name of the New Forth Road Bridge, now under construction. Personally I think they ought to have embraced the pun and called it the Fifth Bridge since there are now two bridges at Kincardine-on-Forth plus the Forth Bridge (the rail bridge) and the Road Bridge.
I started taking photographs in October 2014 but haven’t got round to posting them till now. The first three are from the North Queensferry side.
This is a support pillar for the carriageway on the north side:-
The northern cable stay tower:-
Centre and southern cable stay towers:-
These three are from the South Queensferry end.
South support pillars and bridge starting to be winched out. Note temporary cable stay arrangement:-
All three cable stay towers:-
Original Forth Road Bridge plus new crossing’s centre and north cable stay towers:-
We took a stroll around Geddington (see previous post) and found a lovely bridge. The bridge is only wide enough for one car/vehicle at a time. You can see here the ford beside it which allows simultaneous passage. (We did see a driver chicken out of tackling the ford though):-
View of the ford and river from the bridge:-
The spa town of Buxton has a lot of fine classical architecture, not the least of which is the spa itself.
Close-up on bit to left. The writing on the building says Natural Mineral Bath:-
This is the view from the War Memorial:-
And from the town, showing aspects of the spa building to the right of the previous photos:-
Buxton also sports a fine Opera House:-
I read that this building, now part of Buxton and Leek College, had the largest dome in the world at the time it was built:-
River and bridge in Buxton Park:-
Miniature Railway in Buxton Park:-
Posted in Bridges at 11:00 on 30 November 2015
Good wrought iron work on this bridge over the Carron Water, near the Carron Restaurant:-
On the way up to Inverness with the good lady’s blogfriend Peggy we stopped off at Glenfinnan to view Loch Shiel, the Glenfinnan Monument and the railway viaduct.
Loch Shiel from near the monument:-
Loch Shiel from viewpoint. The monument is at the centre of the photo:-
Glenfinnan Viaduct from viewpoint (about 180 degrees from above photo):-
Glenfinnan Viaduct close-up:-
Telford’s Bridge (see previous post) spans the falls of the River Moriston at Invermoriston village.
The falls from the side of Thomas Telford’s Bridge:-
From the bridge itself:-
Upper falls of River Moriston from Thomas Telford’s bridge:-
Looking to the “new” bridge, which was built in the 1930s:-
Arch of “new” bridge at Invermoriston. I don’t know what the structure that can be seen through the arch and is perched above the river is:-
Invermoriston lies near Loch Ness, in the Highlands, 7 miles from the loch’s foot at Fort Augustus.
Apart from some Highland cows in a field by the car park and its War Memorial (which I featured here) its most interesting feature is the bridge built by engineer Thomas Telford in 1813.
The bridge was superseded by a new one in the 1930s and its approaches are now in considerable disrepair:-
This is taken from off to the right of the one above:-
Viewing it from down on the river from the other side of the bridge reveals its two arches:-
On our trips around the country with the good lady’s blog pal Peggy we ventured west and took a small detour to Killin to see the Falls of Dochart.
It only occurred to me later that I should have taken a video to show the movement of the water and capture the noise.
Looking towards Killin. Bridge in background. The river (Dochart) divides in two just before here then merges again where the bridge crosses it at Killin village.
Looking upstream from road to west.
Looking back towards site of photo (i).
Looking downstream to bridge.
Looking upstream from bridge.
Looking upstream from bridge to other strand of river.
Showing where the river merges again.
Looking downstream from bridge.
Looking from old mill across to where photo (i) was taken.
A bridge has spanned the River Forth at Stirling for centuries. Not the same one obviously but the most famous of them was the one where William Wallace won his great victory over the army of Edward I of England (Edward Longshanks) at the eponymous battle in 1297.
The “old” bridge that still survives now carries foot traffic only. It was built 500-600 years ago. It is a lovely structure of four arches and three supports, here shown from the “east” bank.
These are the approaches from the west. Note the cobblestones:-
This is the old bridge from the modern road bridge:-
And this is a view from the “west” bank. The Wallace Monument can be seen as a distant spire beside the lamp standard at the extreme right of the bridge as seen here:-
Two “modern” bridges also cross the Forth close by. This is the railway bridge from the modern road bridge:-
The road bridge is in the foreground here with the railway bridge supports visible through its arches:-
The Wallace Monument from the old bridge:-