Photo-a-Day (Friday, 26th March, 2021)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
The tank trap making an impromptu workbench.
Subsidence is in the abutment. The embankment is where the grass is seen.
They said if it get any worse train travelers to Southport will have to bus it from Wigan to Parbold
Subsidence started on the embankment and pushed down, that's why the abutment is now cracked.
With all due respect Garry, i don't think it matters what it's called, it looks pretty grim to me.
The cause is the brickwork decaying with age. Garry in correct it is indeed abutment and not embankment problems.
Dave Oy we wait your photos, please. I just love your wildlife photos.
When was this photo taken?
The majority of folks just enjoy seeing the photos on here everyday, a minority try to spoil it by having to post pernickety remarks.
I wonder who owns that bridge?
That might sound like a stupid question, bringing a resounding " Duuuuuuuurrrr, the railway", "Northern Rail" and even the old chestnut "Wigan Railway" from some.
But many of those stone-built bridges were sold at auction many years ago, so might belong to some unknown investor. I know an American bloke bought a few, including the one on Miry Lane near where Barry Brown's car sales was.
I wonder what safeguards those 'investors' had set up, to ensure they didn't have to pay for such eventualities?
Or was it another, "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" tactic. Where 'someone' buys the bridges, then 'someone else' sets up a deal where the railways company 'leases them back' and 'some people' make a nice little earner from it all?
Broady, about 3 or 4 weeks ago, why do you ask, is it important because I can find exactly when it was taken if need be.
Cyril, don't tale them on.
At least its no were near as bad as the one near where Edwina lives. That was horrendous for people in the valley below.
Dorothy, was that early one morning, just as the sun was rising?
Get this straight, railway tracks, bridges just like this one, stations, signaling and infact all the infrastructure is all maintained by Railtrack.
Brian, get it straight, Railtrack as been defunct for about 10 years now, Network Rail is the one you are after.
I beg your pardon it is indeed Network rail..... Sorry.