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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Riversvale Bridge

"B" is for "Bridge" and today's photo shows Riversvale Bridge, which crosses the River Medlock to the north of Ashton.

If you thought that Ashton under Lyne was completely made up of cotton mills and terraced brick houses then it may come as a surprise to find that this picture was taken within the boundary of Ashton.

The bridge at one time carried the winding main carriage road between Ashton and Oldham across the River Medlock, between Taunton and Bardsley, before the straight Turnpike road was built through Waterloo, taking a direct route.

These days the road across the bridge is used only by walkers, cyclists and horses making use of the network of paths in Daisy Nook Country Park. To the right of where I was standing to take the photo once stood the imposing Riversvale Hall demolished in the 1940s.

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See Birds Eye View of this location.

"Riversvale Bridge" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "B" posts from around the world please follow this link.
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  1. Good choice for B. I had a picture of a covered bridge I was going to use...couln't find it!

    Like your photo too.

  2. a lovely area; good choice.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. What a terrific capture for the B Day! I love bridges and even though I am so very tired of winter, one can't deny the beauty of the snow covered trees and banks of the river! Hope your weekend is going well!

    ABC Team

  4. Beautiful black and white photo. The scene is wonderfully nostalgic in its unhurriedness.

  5. Er - Typo - Medlock please - Martin.
    Thank you !


  6. Just checking that you were still paying attention, Pete!

  7. A very beautiful winter image.

  8. Same old excuse (:-(
    Nice photo by the way !


  9. Great winter scene.
    Hope it warms up in spring.
    Your should do a Winter Spring Summer & Autumn picture too.

  10. Spent many happy childhood hours playing in the river near this spot!


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