Monday, 2 September 2013

Some bridges over the Wendover Arm

Continuing along the unnavigable part of the Wendover Arm here are some fine (and not so fine) bridges.

Bridge 10 near Halton in brick and iron is not unattractive.

It's a shame that some of the decoration seems to have been broken off.

Bridge 9 in Halton will need raising to make this bit navigable.

On the other side of the bridge is an interesting row of cottages. It looks like thatch has been replaced with tiles.

Another fine iron bridge bears the Rothschild monogram. (Sorry - photo not good enough to pick it out. There wasn't much light here among the trees.)

Bridge 7 has seen better days. Tie rods now hold it together, but there are large patches of dodgy-looking brickwork.

Skipping on past bridges 6 and 5B we come to the ten-year-old bridge 5A carrying the A41 past Aston Clinton.

Another most navigable-looking part of the unnavigable section.

Coming up: the dry section and restoration works.

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