Thank you all for your C&Cs on my previous upload, much apreciated.
While traveling up from Welshpool on Sunday, i took a divertion to the village of Bangor-is-e-Coed, which is situated on the River Dee, off the A528, I had this overwhelming urge to look in the boot of my car and, you guessed it, i found my camera, so i thought i would take a few snaps of this beautiful Bridge, hope you like them.
Bangor Bridge dates from about 1660, it is a five-arched stone bridge believed to have been built by Inigo Jones, it is believed to be of the same vintage as the bridge at Llanwtyst and Llangollen, which are both attributed to Inigo Jones.
The description of the Bridge as recorded in 1910 by the royal Commission on Ancient Monuments reads, "It is very narrow the parapets being carried over the arches on each side so as to afford eight triangular shelters for foot passengers, and producing altogether a most pleasing effect". No one could dispute that it is a very charming old bridge.
Prior to the coming of the motor vehicle of course the main users of the bridge were horse-drawn vehicles, farm carts and pedestrians. By the 1900's with the arrival of motor vehicles, further damage was caused to the bridge. In spite of the introduction of traffic lights and weight restrictions, the bridge still suffered as a result of traffic using it.
In 1970, a petition requesting a By-pass for Bangor-on-Dee was under way, and in 1978, a new Bridge and By-pass were completed, leaving the old bridge with traffic "one-way" only. It is to be hoped that this together with recent repairs will allow the Bridge to survive for many more centuries.
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1D Mark II N |
|Lens:||EF20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||4 Sep 2011 - 12:36 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.5|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|