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New bridge over the Thames

MasterDabber

Camberley, UK
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MasterDabber Registered since 10th Dec 2005
Mon 21-Jan-13 12:47 PM

There has been a bridge over the River Thames at Walton since 1750. That bridge has long gone and since then there have been a total of 5 bridges on the spot. Bridge number 3 was damaged in World War II and temporary Bridges 4 was built. This was replaced in 1999 by Bridge number 5 (another temporary structure). At long last a new permanent (hopefully) bridge is being built (Number 6).

Bridges 4 and 5 are still in use whilst number 6 is being built.

I've been wanting to go capture a few images of these structures so today I went over there. To be honest it wasn't very easy. There were fences everywhere and very limited views but at least I got a few memories recorded.

#1 is looking towards the bridges. Bridge 6 is the nearest, then 5 and then 4 behind that. The mooring pylon is a bit in the way of the crane
but other than wading in the river I couldn't avoid it.
#2 shows from left to right - Bridge 6 under construction, Bridge 5 with traffic still using it, Bridge 4 restricted to cycles and pedestrians. (btw it was frosty this morning).
#3 Just part of the construction of the approach with old Bridge number 5 peaking out from behind. Not much actual construction activity today... maybe too cold!

Sorry for long intro... Probably not the most exciting images but hopefully of some interest.

Derek

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