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Piers and Abutments 2

By DicksPics
Many thanks for your much appreciated votes, comments and awards(PMs sent) for my 'Piers and Abutments' upload - the images having been taken at the end of September.

Today's 'sequel' images were taken at the end of November and show what remains of Dowles Bridge from the opposite side of the River Severn, about a mile north of Bewdley in Worcestershire

Dowles Bridge once carried the Tenbury & Bewdley Railway branch line across the Severn on its way to several towns and villages in Shropshire.

The lead, V1, V2 and V3 gradually zoom out from the bridge.

V4 was taken from the top of the sweeping, curved embankment which can be seen in V3 – it was a bit of a scramble to reach this point but worth the effort to get a view of the ‘cradles’ in which the 70ft wrought iron lattice girder deck spans were supported .

The collage in V5 shows the bridge at various times during its history from 1864 to its demolition in March 1966 when deck spans were removed.

A cottage can be seen framed by the bridge in two of the images on the left of the collage; it is still inhabited and can be seen through the trees in the final version.

I hope your weekend is going well.


Tags: Transport Bridges Railways River severn Dowles Bridge

Voters: rontear, Chinga, simmo73 and 70 more

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Splendid set of images Richard, and most informative as alway's.
Stay safe
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2020 3:00PM
Wonderful images Trev, spectacular sky in V3, beautiful set, and overall content.
(Sorry I have no awards left) Isabel GrinGrin
5 Dec 2020 3:09PM
Great set of images, good information too
5 Dec 2020 3:16PM
Lead my favourite in this super set Richard,
Informative narrative Richard and cracking images to boot,
Stay safe.

5 Dec 2020 3:59PM
Great to see Richard and brings back happy memories.SmileSmile
mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
5 Dec 2020 4:06PM
Interesting set on how it has changed since first built, and now just a sad reminder of past glories.
5 Dec 2020 4:18PM
a fine set, Richard
i am drawn to v.6 - quite picturesque
5 Dec 2020 4:27PM
Excellent set of images
5 Dec 2020 4:43PM
Beautiful set with a lovely processing Richard, I especially like V1, V2 and V5.

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2020 5:20PM
A lovely set, Richard.

JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2020 5:26PM
A really lovely set and beautiful reflections
capto Plus
8 6.5k 23 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2020 6:14PM
A fine set.Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
5 Dec 2020 6:56PM
A great slice of history -- I have enjoyed all images--- !
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
5 Dec 2020 6:58PM
Excellent set of images,Richard with great information,Stay safe SmileSmile
5 Dec 2020 6:59PM
Great set Richard.

5 Dec 2020 7:41PM
Stunning selection 😎
5 Dec 2020 8:03PM
Excellent captured set of detail images Richard.
Jeff. SmileSmile
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 735 England
5 Dec 2020 8:39PM
V1 is my favourite here, a really strong image and great in mono.
5 Dec 2020 9:37PM
V 4 for me ...the line of pillars makes for a good shot Richard.... these big cement structures are kind of like the old ruins of Greece or Rome ...
Likely be there still in 500 years .
Cheers Walt
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2020 11:30PM
A fascinating set.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
6 Dec 2020 12:54AM
Very well composed images Richard , excellent set !
6 Dec 2020 8:47AM
Great reflections , Richard! SmileSmileSmile

johnke Plus
8 223 16 England
6 Dec 2020 8:48AM
Good info and a wonderful set Richard, I am drawn to V2 because I think the Sepia is more fitting for this Image Ricard but I like em all Ar KID....John
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2020 8:51AM
An interesting set, Richard.
viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2020 9:57AM
A really interesting set of images Richard. Beautiful reflections in the lead one and V1. I do like the sepia one too. Sad that the bridge is no longer complete.

6 Dec 2020 10:03AM
A smashing follow up set, Richard and the added interest of those wonderful old photographs.

gconant Plus
9 31 1 United States
6 Dec 2020 11:24AM
A fantastic set of images Richard !!
V 6 is my favorite.

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2020 11:48AM
A excellent set RichardSmileSmileSmileSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
6 Dec 2020 12:36PM
Must have been an impressive structure when intact. A fine set Richard, the lead and V1 being my faves, for the lovely reflections on the river 😃👍
Trev 😀
6 Dec 2020 5:23PM
Great images Richard. Great write up too. Debs
This is a terrific set, current and historically, Richard. My award.

A well captured and informative set, Richard.

Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2020 5:33PM
Great set Richard Grin

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