Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 17th November, 2020)
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Fuji X-T4 : 16-55mm F/2.8 )
(noun): - A construction spanning a waterway, ravine, or valley from an elevated height, allowing for the passage of vehicles, pedestrians, trains, etc.
How many of us have walked across that bridge over the years.
YUP, it's Autumn again.
Another good one, Dave.
If you dont know, nobody will know.
In the Ordnance Survey Guide to the L&L, Bridge 60 is named as Haigh Park Bridge.
Most canal related websites (Canal & River Trust, Leeds Liverpool Canal etc) designate it as Haigh Park Bridge.
(Bridge number 60.)
Is this the bridge that appeared in Foyle's War. (the final episode, "Elise", that was filmed a Haigh Hall)? I seem to remember a scene where a car drove over it and I recognised it from childhood visits to the Hall with my parents. We always went from the Wigan Lane entrance to the Plantations, usually on the tractor.
When I was a kid we always called it the ‘The Green Bridge’.
To the left of the bridge, on the opposite bank is where we used to dive in when we went swimming there.
I’ve noticed this year that lots of kids were using the Locks near Rose Bridge to jump off.
A fantastic Autumnal photo. Love it.
It looks good, the bridge blends in with the surroundings. It's not just a solid construction that sticks out like a sore thumb.
Dave, like DTease say's, all the kids in Aspull knew it as "Green Bridge" many a happy summer holiday was spent here swimming int'cut. Mam packed a little bottle of pop and a packet of crisp to keep us going until home time. Those were the days, I learned how to swim here, never did dive in though, too scared !. I remember older boys diving from the bridge into the middle of the canal, don't think it was much deeper than 5 ft, that would be late 1950s - oh happy days !!
I used to love walking up to Haigh Hall via that bridge. Unfortunately I'm now very disabled and can't walk anywhere. Haigh Park Bridge is now "A bridge too far for me!" (Apologies to the makers of the film!)
Irene, that's the bridge from the Foyle's war episode.
I think you are right Irene, Foyle's War. This was a favorite of Ron Dawbers he called it the Blue Bridge and the Iron Bridge. RIP Ron.
Thanks, tuddy. xx
Boxing day on the Haigh Park Bridge.
The scene from Elise filmed on the bridge was the hijacking of a lorry loaded with cigarettes, the vintage lorry with the W. Hunter livery was hired from Huntpac in Tarleton. The gunshot and the cawing of Rooks that could be heard was dubbed as there's no Rookery in there, also quite a few local folks were cast for extras in the scenes at Haigh Hall and around the park, so you could may well spot your neighbour.
Lots of happy memories for me in this photo.From courting as teenagers.To a long and happy marriage.Walked over this bridge millions of times.Thanks for the photo Dave..
Thanks folks - glad it went down well. :)