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Wot he Wrought!!

By MrsS    

Quote:Crown Point Bridge
With the rapid development of the city in the 1820's, and increasing traffic using Leeds Bridge, there was a need for another crossing over the River Aire at the eastern end of the town. In 1840 an Act of Parliament was obtained which allowed the building of a bridge at Crown Point. The architects were George Leather & Son. Of Leeds, who designed a single span bridge, 120ft wide, made of cast iron, with an ornate fretted iron parapet. The iron castings were made by Booth & Co. at the Park iron works in Sheffield, and the stonework was by James Bray of Leeds. The bridge was opened in 1842, and cost 36,000 to build. Crown Point Bridge was originally a toll bridge, but the toll was abolished in 1868. The bridge was widened in 1994.

Another one from Leeds.

Richard and I were wandering along the River Path trying to find Les, and eventually we did, just by the bridge.

I loved the contrast of the new building and the not so new ironwork.


As Les and Richard were "getting acquainted", I set up my tripod, and was rewarded with the van crossing the bridge at just the right moment Smile

Thanks for looking, hope you like it, sorry about the title, couldn't resist! Grin

Happy Wednesday, whatever you are up to Smile
Fran x

BTW - - did a bit more research - - this is the correct info! Wink

Tags: Canal Bridge Transport Architecture Buildings Leeds Richard Ironwork Landscape and travel Urbanscaping Lesf

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30 Jul 2008 5:30PM
What a great shot, the detail is superb as are the colurs you have captured The narrative is good as well
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 22 Wales
30 Jul 2008 5:31PM
Happy Weds to you also.Lovely shot and viewpoint Fran.
User_Removed 14 172 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 5:49PM
Great shot, well captured

phil99 15 45 6 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 5:50PM
Home city ,Very nice shot. Thanks for all the information also....Phil
Nabs 13 India
30 Jul 2008 5:54PM
Beautiful Composition.
30 Jul 2008 5:55PM
don.t build them like that now nice detail
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
30 Jul 2008 6:25PM
Superb capture, Fran. Carol
LesF 15 182 9
30 Jul 2008 6:32PM
The old and new working well together Fran. Looking good large

MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
30 Jul 2008 6:37PM
Thanks Peter, Tom, Mark, Phil, Nabs, Peter, Carol & Les Smile

The shot, or me, Les??? Wink

Cheers All

Fran x
LesF 15 182 9
30 Jul 2008 6:58PM
Whoops sorry Fran the shot of course

Les F
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
30 Jul 2008 7:12PM
What a great capture fran.
Wonderful contrasting colours & I so like the wrought iron.
They don't make them like this any more...
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
30 Jul 2008 7:48PM
LOL, Les, let you off this time - - but you STILL owe me that pint! Wink

Thanks Hilary Smile

Fran x
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 9:16PM
Superb capture of this bridge..the colours are so vibrant. Excellent shot.
Pavan_Chavda 13 24 England
30 Jul 2008 9:38PM
Great shot the colours.
goso 15 2 1 Australia
30 Jul 2008 9:42PM
Attractive bridge and a good capture Fran.......Bill
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
30 Jul 2008 10:06PM
Thanks Di, Pavan and Bill Smile

Fran x
casson 15 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 10:37PM
Very nice shot, thought it was York for a mo,my sir name is Booth, no relation though.
VintageRed 16 15 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 11:10PM
Good detail and movement Fran.
peugeot406 15 7 1 England
31 Jul 2008 8:59AM
Super image and great detail
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
31 Jul 2008 9:15AM
Thanks John (Mr Booth!), Nick & Brian Smile

Fran x
danbrann 17 640 17
31 Jul 2008 7:16PM
A good viewpoint showing this fine structure off to it's best.

re "the tree pictures".. The sun is setting in the wrong place at the moment so the tree isn't getting the light it needs. i reckon that if I cannot improve on what I've got i don't want to do itbut the time will come. I think Sept and October are probably the best months for me now.
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
31 Jul 2008 8:02PM
for some strange reason - and I can't for the life of me think why - I like bridges, so I like this Smile
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2008 10:56AM
Nicely composed and captured Fran.
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
1 Aug 2008 11:07AM
Thanks Danny, MrH and Ian Smile

I like bridges too, MrH Tongue

CU soon Ian? Smile

Fran x

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