Author Topic: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)  (Read 296948 times)

nicknack

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2350 on: 19 July, 2021, 09:51:45 pm »
Camasunary 1972ish
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citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2351 on: 03 August, 2021, 11:56:23 am »
I had a very varied commute this morning - I'll let the bridges tell the story...

Viaduct near Eynsford

Bridges by citoyen, on Flickr

Bridge/ford combo in Eynsford (I took the dry option)

Bridges by citoyen, on Flickr

Burrow under the M25

Bridges by citoyen, on Flickr

Lullingstone Castle - does this count as a bridge?

Bridges by citoyen, on Flickr

The more urban end of the commute - railway bridge in East Dulwich
Bridges by citoyen, on Flickr

Another railway bridge near Vauxhall

Bridges by citoyen, on Flickr

CS5 going on to Vauxhall Bridge

Bridges by citoyen, on Flickr

View from Vauxhall Bridge - Lambeth Bridge in the distance

Bridges by citoyen, on Flickr
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2352 on: 03 August, 2021, 12:27:42 pm »
La Rochelle-Ile de Ré toll bridge. I once walked across it and back with Cat while waiting for her plane home from La Rochelle, just to dip our toes on the island and say we'd done it!

We went for a family camping holiday on the island about 10 years ago. Took the bikes, of course. I went for a solo long ride to the mainland one day, so cycled across the bridge... it was HORRIBLE!
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Cudzoziemiec

  • Моя планета голубая, я люблю тебя и обнимаю
Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2353 on: 03 August, 2021, 01:19:27 pm »
La Rochelle-Ile de Ré toll bridge. I once walked across it and back with Cat while waiting for her plane home from La Rochelle, just to dip our toes on the island and say we'd done it!

We went for a family camping holiday on the island about 10 years ago. Took the bikes, of course. I went for a solo long ride to the mainland one day, so cycled across the bridge... it was HORRIBLE!
I'm not surprised. I dislike cycling or walking across the Avonmouth bridge, due to the constant noise (it's alongside the M5), and the La Rochelle bridge looks at least five times as long.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2354 on: 03 August, 2021, 01:21:21 pm »
Lullingstone Castle - does this count as a bridge?

Bridges by citoyen, on Flickr
No. But it's worth posting anyway.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2355 on: 03 August, 2021, 01:56:47 pm »
La Rochelle-Ile de Ré toll bridge. I once walked across it and back with Cat while waiting for her plane home from La Rochelle, just to dip our toes on the island and say we'd done it!

We went for a family camping holiday on the island about 10 years ago. Took the bikes, of course. I went for a solo long ride to the mainland one day, so cycled across the bridge... it was HORRIBLE!
I'm not surprised. I dislike cycling or walking across the Avonmouth bridge, due to the constant noise (it's alongside the M5), and the La Rochelle bridge looks at least five times as long.

It’s not so much the length, it’s more the height (quite steep getting on to it). Plus it’s very flat round that part of the world, so very exposed, and therefore very windy.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2356 on: 10 August, 2021, 12:42:07 am »
La Rochelle-Ile de Ré toll bridge. I once walked across it and back with Cat while waiting for her plane home from La Rochelle, just to dip our toes on the island and say we'd done it!

We went for a family camping holiday on the island about 10 years ago. Took the bikes, of course. I went for a solo long ride to the mainland one day, so cycled across the bridge... it was HORRIBLE!
I'm not surprised. I dislike cycling or walking across the Avonmouth bridge, due to the constant noise (it's alongside the M5), and the La Rochelle bridge looks at least five times as long.

I do not remember the footpath being bad in that respect.from memory it was slightly below and apart from the motorised roadway - and there wasn't too much traffic when we did it.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2357 on: 16 August, 2021, 09:41:42 pm »
I'm sure we've had this one before, but I went and checked it was still there:

Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2358 on: 23 August, 2021, 12:34:03 am »

IMG_8757_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Mr Larrington

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2359 on: 23 August, 2021, 12:53:40 am »
Lighthouse keepers who park like fuds?
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citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2360 on: 27 August, 2021, 04:08:42 pm »
I'm sure we've had this one before, but I went and checked it was still there:

It's still covered in scaffolding on the Google Street View.

I cycled past it a few years ago, can't remember what ride it was on, but I do remember being surprised at it being much smaller than I remembered. But then the last time I'd visited was as a small person.

And then I had a Wagon Wheel...  :o
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2361 on: 29 August, 2021, 08:05:32 pm »
Talking of small persons

Bourton on the Water
and here it is in real life - can't remember when this was. 15+ years ago I think


There was a sign on the village end of the ford saying "Deep Ford Unsuitable for Motors" and a photo, now long lost, of me emptying my shoes after cycling across it during a Cheltenham YHA Group Junior section outing. Everyone else took the bridge

Pingu

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2362 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:12:26 pm »
A nice find not far from the New Igloo:


IMG_9000_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Pingu

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2363 on: 22 October, 2021, 06:29:40 pm »
Shakkin' Briggie


IMG_9090_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_9092_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2364 on: 26 October, 2021, 08:18:00 pm »
A chunky looking bridge over the River Soar that used to carry trains loaded with granite from Mountsorrel quarry to the Midland main line.  Nowadays the track and trains have been replaced by a 2km long conveyor belt.


Salvatore

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2365 on: 01 November, 2021, 09:37:57 am »
I had some time to spare in Reading last month, so took the opportunity to do some bridgery.

Caversham Bridge from Reading to Caversham (and vice versa)


Reading Bridge from Caversham to Reading (and vice versa)
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Salvatore

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2366 on: 24 November, 2021, 02:00:11 pm »
Zephon swing bridge
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Salvatore

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2367 on: 25 November, 2021, 01:55:32 pm »



Bridge of the day contender, there

With knobs on.


Same bridge, with emphasis on the knob. You can see the knob on the other side if you squint hard enough.


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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2368 on: 25 November, 2021, 04:50:52 pm »
Ah.... lovely stuff.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2369 on: 25 November, 2021, 06:13:44 pm »
Been a bad couple of years for exotic FOREIGN bridges :'(  We hope to rectify matters in 2022.
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