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Queensferry Crossing (iv)

Photos taken 11/2/2016.

North Support Pillar:-

New Forth Road Bridge 14

North cable stay tower:-

New Forth Road Bridge 15

Service boat near north cable stay tower:-

New Forth Road Bridge 16

Centre cable stay tower from North Queensferry:-

New Forth Road Bridge 17

South and centre cable stay towers and south support pillar from South Queensferry. I have read there’s a problem with this pillar as it’s leaning a bit:-

New Forth Road Bridge 18

South, centre and north cable stay towers plus first Forth Road Bridge to right:-

New Forth Road Bridge 19

New bridge seen through the original Forth Road Bridge:-

New Forth Road Bridge 20

Forth Bridges

Forth Bridge (rail) seen through south piers of Forth Road Bridge. Road Bridge’s suspension cables feeding into their anchor point:-

Forth Bridges

Queensferry Crossing (iii)

These were taken in October 2015. A year or so after I first photographed the new bridge.

Northern support pillar:-

New Forth Road Bridge 11

North cable stay tower:-

New Forth Road Bridge 12

Southern and centre cable stay towers. Original Forth Road Bridge on left:-

New Forth Road Bridge 13

Queensferry Crossing (ii)

These photos were taken in March 2015.

Northern support pillar:-

New Forth Road Bridge 7

Northern cable stay tower:-

New Forth Road Bridge 8

Southern and centre cable stay towers:-

New Forth Road Bridge 9

Southern cable stay tower and support pillars:-

New Forth Road Bridge 10

Queensferry Crossing (i)

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:-

New Forth Road Bridge 2

The northern cable stay tower:-

New Forth Road Bridge 1

Centre and southern cable stay towers:-

New Forth Road Bridge 3

These three are from the South Queensferry end.

South support pillars and bridge starting to be winched out. Note temporary cable stay arrangement:-

New Forth Road Bridge 4

All three cable stay towers:-

New Forth Road Bridge 5

Original Forth Road Bridge plus new crossing’s centre and north cable stay towers:-

New Forth Road Bridge 6

The Ford at Geddington

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):-

Bridge + Ford

View of the ford and river from the bridge:-

The Ford at Geddington


The spa town of Buxton has a lot of fine classical architecture, not the least of which is the spa itself.

Buxton Spa

Close-up on bit to left. The writing on the building says Natural Mineral Bath:-

Buxton Spa

This is the view from the War Memorial:-

Buxton  spa

And from the town, showing aspects of the spa building to the right of the previous photos:-

Buxton spa stitch

Buxton also sports a fine Opera House:-

Buxton  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:-

Buxton and Leek College Building

River and bridge in Buxton Park:-

Buxton park

Miniature Railway in Buxton Park:-

Buxton Miniature Railway in Park

Footbridge, Stonehaven

Good wrought iron work on this bridge over the Carron Water, near the Carron Restaurant:-

Lovely Footbridge, Stonehaven

Loch Shiel and Glenfinnan Viaduct

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 Level of Loch

Loch Shiel from viewpoint. The monument is at the centre of the photo:-

Loch Shiel from Viewpoint

Glenfinnan Viaduct from viewpoint (about 180 degrees from above photo):-

Glenfinnan Viaduct from Viewpoint

Glenfinnan Viaduct close-up:-

Glenfinnan Viaduct

The Falls at Invermoriston

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:-

Falls at Invermoriston

From the bridge itself:-

Falls at Invermoriston

Upper falls of River Moriston from Thomas Telford’s bridge:-

Invermoriston Upper Falls

Looking to the “new” bridge, which was built in the 1930s:-

Invermoriston, Falls and New Bridge

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, New Bridge +

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