Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 7th June, 2020)
Nice photo graham.great spot.
Barrie, where’s that.
Thats a daft place to during this pandemic.
Did you not think about what would happen if you had an accident and how many of our hard working emergency responders would be involved in rescuing you.
That's lovely but strangely creepy. I wouldn't like to be there alone at sunset. You can almost hear the silence.
Very pleasant, Graham.
I have a fascination for beautiful skies,and this one is just lovely..thank you for this one Graham.o
Where in standish are the twenty bridges Graham?
Great photo Graham, the twenty bridges are some ofthe pillars that are left standing which took the railway over the Douglas Valley ,left are built of blue engineering brick. link below.
ere we go again negative moaning mick never happy with other peoples photos only wants good comments for his. good photo graham
Irene you will still be able to hear the traffic on Chorley road
Mick have you ever wondered what would happen if you fell off you bike, our hard working emergency service would have to respond to you. I'm sure Graham took all the safety steps, he's more safe on that disused bridge than you riding up and down the canal.
Stop mourning and get on with it.
Great photo by the way and not always the same as Mick's.
Irene, I walked across this Viaduct in the late 70s not long after BR closed and lifted the line, it's very high up and must have been a fantastic spectacular from the window of a passenger train.
It's now sadly falling apart.
It is known locally as the Whelley loop line but the company who built it was the Lancashire Union Railway.
We should name him Mr Neg.
I don't think this is the viaduct over the Dougie, but rather the one down Ashfield , between Wigan Road and Chorley Rd. near the old Victoria Pit.
I've seen the viaduct some years ago with a friend who has an interest in the Whelley Loop Line and Haigh Junction, Garry, but only from the ground. I can imagine the view from the top is spectacular.
Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. The viaduct is in lower standish with the river douglas running underneath it. Safety precautions were taken so theres need for the negativity mick, get on ya bike!
Fred & Arthur this structure is derelict and falling apart.
Our Government are telling us everyday not to do daft things like this, because you can have accidents, and if you have an accident up there it will involve many emergency responders like mountain rescue from bolton fire brigade, ambulance service, police and the air ambulance, then the team of doctors and nurses at the hospital.
The viaduct is still intact but needs a lot of work on the pillars.The government are trying to encourage more walking and cycling re-opening of the viaduct and the rest of the Whelley Loop Line would complete a link from Amberswood to Standish.Maybee Cris Boardman should get involved!
I have been informed there, is a bat colony under the pillars which could be a problem similar to Great Crested Newts.
A video of what it looks like from the bottom.
A railway bridge are structures that cross a physical obstacle.
A Viaduct is made of multiple spans of arches.
Ok sorry graham I apologise for being negative
locals have fort for age to save the structure and its railway history.
If there is a Bat colony under the pillar arches, its nowt to do on top of the walkway. Bat colony's are on many live railway structures.
Re' your comment to Mick...Well said, Arthur. However, I doubt he'll listen and stop putting himself at risk. So why does he continue to preach to others about something he clearly does himself?