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Swing Bridge 2

By pamelajean
Continuing with my rust series. Not as much rust on this one, though.

The remains of this old iron swing bridge is preserved on Swansea South Dockside near the former pumping station.
The swing bridge would rotate to one side to allow ships to enter or leave the South Dock.
After many years of industrial decline in the Lower Swansea valley, the South Dock of the Swansea Docks complex finally closed in 1969 leaving the area as an industrial wasteland, and the bridge closed in 1971 and never opened again.
Most of the bridge has gone.

I uploaded a version of this in 2015.

Many thanks to all those very generous people who took time to vote and comment on my Rusty Handrail.


Tags: Wales Iron Architecture Docks Rust Swansea Rivets Blue paint South dock Rotates

Voters: Saastad, PhilT2, Ball82 and 45 more

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Saastad Plus
1 16 7 Norway
9 May 2019 1:14PM
Lovely composition and fine colors. A fine frame to the house in the bacground!

Arne Smile
9 May 2019 1:15PM
Excellent detail in this fine composition Pamela,
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
9 May 2019 3:44PM
Colourful, Pamela.

Stunning detailed image.
Lovely shapes & rust colours on the blue structure.
mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
9 May 2019 4:51PM
As the house in the background looks quite a modern an "old and new" juxtaposition?
The rust and the blue paint are a nice contrast to each other.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
9 May 2019 4:54PM
Perhaps not a lot of rust but plenty in the way of colour variations and textures, and the curve and straight lines make for an image quite a lot of impact.
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2019 5:03PM
Great textures Pamela and modern building in the background nicely framed by the ironrwork
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
9 May 2019 5:25PM
Excellent composition, I like those rivet heads weeping rust.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
9 May 2019 5:37PM
Maybe lacking in rust, but some nice tones and textures in the paintwork, helped by the strong sunlight 👍
Trev 😀
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
9 May 2019 5:38PM
Terrific composition
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
9 May 2019 9:18PM
A great peek thru image!
Great image sad circumstances when you think how many man hours it took build it you would have thought
It could have been saved somehow.

10 May 2019 7:38AM
A weeping bridge, there seems no end to the emotion bridges can show.

capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
11 May 2019 9:59PM
Blue and rust are a great colour combination.Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
13 669 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2019 8:16PM
Nice composition Pam, all them rivets the rust and colours make for a great image
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2019 11:53AM
Excellent metallic image...
Isabel GrinGrin

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