The Anonymous Widower

The Bridges At Blackfriars

There are actually three bridges at Blackfriars; a road bridge, a rail bridge with a station on top and between them the remains of an older rail bridge. This Google Earth image shows the three bridges.

Blackfriars Bridges

Blackfriars Bridges

From the East or right, they are in order.

1. This is the newer Blackfriars railway bridge, with its station, covered in a solar room, on top.

2. The pairs of dots beside the station are the columns of the older Blackfriars railway bridge, which has been demolished.

3. This is the Blackfriars Bridge.

These pictures were taken as I walked past the bridges from east to west.

Note how the two bridges in use are impressive structures.

I’ve often thought that the redundant piers must have a sensible use. But what?

 

May 7, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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