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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 11th March, 2012)

More bridge repairs

More bridge repairs
Bridge over L&L canal leading up to Haigh Hall being inspected and refurbished. Talking to a fellow who was measuring the cross pieces on the parapet with intention of welding new cross struts. He reckons his last job was welding on Tower bridge.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon bridge camera (most appropriate).)
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Comment by: Ken R on 11th March 2012 at 00:13

Nice picture Ron, I guess it's back to the humdrum for that welder, but then again a quid is a quid wherever you are.

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 11th March 2012 at 00:50

When as children we walked along the tow path, this bridge was called lattice bridge to identify it from others on the walk. It is still one of nicest walks in Wigan and district.

Comment by: Mick on 11th March 2012 at 06:42

Interesting photo Ron.

I remember you telling me that you once sailed under Tower bridge on your canal boat.

I bet there not many Wiganers who have done that.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 11th March 2012 at 10:01

I can only claim to have been in Wigan for 16 years... but I, too, have sailed under Tower Bridge in a narrow boat belonging to a friend.

Comment by: Mick on 11th March 2012 at 11:16

Ah but Rev Long Ron was driving his own boat that he drove all the way from Wigan.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 11th March 2012 at 16:24

Ah, well, if we're into boasting - I've done London twice in my own boat... and Paris quite a few times. ;-))

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 11th March 2012 at 17:20

Talking of boats and boasting,Rev Long an ex employer of mine used to take his posh boat to Majorca through France because he feared crossing The Bay of Biscay.Never invited me along though.

Comment by: Ron D on 11th March 2012 at 17:47

Av sed nowt.

Comment by: Maggie on 11th March 2012 at 18:31

I have sailed round the World in a McDonalds Carton, with only a ham sandwich and a stick of juicy fruit for sustenance. So there!

Comment by: Garry on 11th March 2012 at 20:43

What's boasting got to do with this bridge???

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 11th March 2012 at 21:59

What a brilliant picture.....a 4 storey bridge !

Comment by: Mick on 11th March 2012 at 22:14

Ive sailed a oil rig from Jeddah to Bushehr , Balikpapan to Singapore and Jakarta to Singapore 3 times.

And past Wigan pier on a mock up German U Boat.

And Ive just remembered Ive under the tower bridge on one of them river Thames fast boats down to Greenwich.

Comment by: David on 13th March 2012 at 17:12

Any idea when this bridge was built?

Comment by: sanibel fred on 14th March 2012 at 14:57

Bunny Berrigan said
I've flown around the world in a plane,
From the Aleutians way down to Spain,
The north pole I have charted,
Still I can't get started
with you.

Comment by: sanibel fred on 22nd March 2012 at 13:58

I did not intend to dry up the interesting subject of the Tower Bridge. A few years ago a kind young fellow gave me a ride on his single cylinder diesel narrow canal boat from the bridge in the picture. He was going to Manchester via ?. He dropped me off at New Springs. A distant relative has permission to drive her sheep across Tower Bridge. Bunny said
I've been consulted by Franklin D,
Greta Garbo has had me to tea,
I've got a house a show place,
Still I can't get noplace with you.

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