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Queensferry Crossing (vi)

Photos taken on 3/6/2016.

North and central cable stay towers from South Queensferry. First Forth Road Bridge to right:-

New Forth Road Bridge 24

South cable stay tower:-
New Forth Road Bridge 25

Southern approach pillar and cable stay tower:-
New Forth Road Bridge 26

Gap between southern approach pillar and cable stay tower portion – still unfilled 7 months later:-
New Forth Road Bridge 27

First Forth Road Bridge with Queensferry Crossing behind:-
New Forth Road Bridge 28

Northern approach pillar – section now joined to north cable stay tower section:-
New Forth Road Bridge 29

Northern cable stay tower from North Queensferry:-
New Forth Road Bridge 30

Central and southern cable stay towers from North Queensferry:-
New Forth Road Bridge 31

Bakewell, Derbyshire

We moved on to Bakewell, Derbyshire, where we had sampled the pudding (or tart) in 2011.

There’s a lovely mediaeval bridge there over the River Wye:-

Bakewell, Derbyshire

The river was teeming with what looked like trout the day we were there last May. A small weir just upstream prevented them from getting further I think:-

Bakewell, Fish in River Wye

The War Memorial is placed on what is now a roundabout in the centre of town:-

Bakewell War Memorial

Audley End

The reason we swung by Saffron Walden again was to take a look at Audley End which we couldn’t fit in last time.

Audley End has been described as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England.

Audley End

The hedge on the left above is a curious looking feature:-

Hedge, Audley End

Hedge Audley End, from House

Audley End, Hedge

House Entrance:-

Audley End, Entrance to House

Audley End’s grounds were laid out by Capability Brown – as these two photos – showing diffrent bridges – would suggest:-

Second Bridge, Audley End

Landscaped Bridge, Audley End

During World War 2 the house was a training centre for the Polish contingent of the Special Operation Executive (SOE.) This memorial to the 108 members who died as a result of their service lies in the grounds to the front right of the house:-

Audley End Polish SOE Memorial

Forth Bridges from Distance

All three bridges as seen from Dunfermline:-

Forth Bridges from Dunfermline

From grounds of Dunfermline Abbey, bridges in distance on middle left, Dunfermline Great War Memorial to right:-

Forth Bridges and Dunfermline War Memorial

Zoom on Forth bridges from Dunfermline Abbey:-

Forth Bridges from Dunfermline Abbey

Ceres Scenes

The village green, called the Bow Butts, taken from the site of the Bannockburn Monument:-

Bow Butts, Ceres

Ceres old bridge, from the car park:-

Ceres Old Bridge 1

Ceres Old Bridge 2

Ceres Old Bridge 3

Ceres Burn from the old bridge:-

Ceres Burn

A folly (to the left of the bridge, above):-

Ceres Folly

Queensferry Crossing (v)

A different angle on the new Forth Road Bridge, from the A 90 heading south. The photos were taken on 31st March 2016; not by the driver but by his good lady.

Queensferry Crossing. (Original Forth Road Bridge to left):-

New Forth Road Bridge 21

Closer view:-

New Forth Road Bridge 22

Even closer view:-

New Forth Road Bridge 23

Wade’s Bridge, Aberfeldy

This elegant bridge over the Tay at Aberfeldy was built by General George Wade as part of his military road building programme to pacify the Highlands after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715.

Bridge from east:-

Wade's Bridge, Aberfeldy from east

Roadway; one track carriageway controlled by traffic lights:-

Wade's Bridge, Aberfeldy, Roadway

Bridge from west:-

Wade's Bridge, Aberfeldy

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

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