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Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 12:45

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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 13:16
Thanks, Admin, that's a good watch. I'll check out more of that chap's local videos. Smile


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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 13:19
www.forgottenrelics.co.uk:
In 1882, the London & North Western Railway constructed a short connection between Whelley and Standish Junctions ... It crossed the valley of the River Douglas at a height of 50 feet on a substantial viaduct, approaching 1,000 feet in length. The structure comprises eight brick arches at its curved northern end, six girder spans and five further arches to the south. It was known locally as The Twenty Arches despite there only being 19!
Closure came in 1973. Despite its scrap value, the structure remains intact today although trees conspire to mask it.

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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 14:50
Around 7:45 he talks about the brickwork of an arch's underneath, angled at about 45 degrees.

He also points out the Corbelling - a new word on me - that is beautiful detailing! Smile

(*Frog Lane Railway Bridge's brickwork is also a marvel; a skew bridge it is Grade II listed: www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk)
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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 19:26
I enjoyed that, still not a clue where it is though
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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 19:42
Sue, if you were to go to Boar's Head, then down Chorley Road, it'd be behind the houses on your right. The Douglas goes under the remaining viaduct after going past what was the bleachworks.
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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 20:11
@Admin wrote: Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan


Should I stumble across one, during my travels, I'll hand it in at the nearest police station!
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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 20:20
Either that or hand it in at that place on Bridgeman Terrace.




I had to google that after initially putting Mesnes Terrace. Bridgeman being rather apt. I'll remember that in future.
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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 20:22
@Corky Ringspot wrote:Either that or hand it in at that place on Bridgeman Terrace.

Wigan Bridge Club, Corky? Smile
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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sat Dec 09 2017, 20:24
Indeed. Very Happy
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Re: Lost Railway Bridges Wigan

on Sun Dec 10 2017, 10:22
Is this Bickershaw colliery bridge still there I wonder?



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