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Monday, April 07, 2008

Godley Arches (West)


These are the Godley Arches over the A57 on the East side of Hyde.

Just to the left, on the embankment, is Godley station and the entrance for Manchester-bound trains.

The entrance for Glossop-bound trains is on the other side of the arches.

Godley Station replaced the now closed and disappeared Godley East Station, aka Godley Junction, where a freight-only branch line ran towards Woodley. That is a now a footpath and part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

The A57 is an old road that ran from Lincoln via Worksop, Sheffield, Glossop, Hyde, Manchester and Warrington to Liverpool. This section is now by-passed by the M67 Motorway.

The railway line carries trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop, but at one time it went all the way to Sheffield via the Woodhead Tunnel. Nowadays at Dinting Junction all that is left of that old route is a short spur to Hadfield.

This post is our contribution to Broer som Binder [Bridges between]. More details and links to other participents can be found on Runes TX-Blog

22 comments:

imac said...

Great shot for Bridges.
Enjoyed the info as well Gerald.

Mine is up now.

Nikon said...

I like the arches of the bridge and the info on the stations.
Here we have ripped up all of our old frieight tracks & made them into bike paths.
Then we end up building multi- million dollar highways for the commuters when we could have had light rail.

RuneE said...

I have a weakness for the old British railway-bridges. There is a large variety, both in brick, stone and wrought-iron. A large part or the modern history was built alongside them.

mrsnesbitt said...

Great minds think alike...I had a railway theme too!

babooshka said...

I don't miss rail delays. Lovely shot and agree your posts are very informative regarding the areas you photograph.

Anne-Berit said...

I think it`s very nice when I can learn something as well as look at nice pictures.I enjoyed this,thanks:o)

Garden Angel said...

Nice shot! And interesting info!
Have a nice day!

oldmanlincoln said...

An interesting post, Gerald. The arches look to be very old. I like the photo you posted today with all of the informationand links. Nice work.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio where you can see a tiny fly on a honey bee's wing.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very sturdy looking! I love the shape of the arches.

Daniel J Santos said...

great photo, excellent information.

ANNA-LYS said...

Railways on bridges are kind of double-decker theme ;-)
Did You sleep wheel? I'm still waiting ....

GundaM said...

Nice shot and interesting story;)

A cind of urban...

FANCY said...

Great picture and a interesting story...Thanks for sharing ;D

John said...

Nice shot and a very informative post. Thanks for sharing.

marley said...

I love seeing bridges like this. Strong, brick built structures that have been there forever. We don't get bridges built like that anymore!

Thanks for the warning about the nasty comment. I thought blogger would be able to do something about this.

Paulie said...

Interesting shot perspective!

Marie said...

Interesting post! Great photo!

Truls said...

I have been in England many times. One of the things that always gets my attention is the many brick constructions. We have few, if any, of this in our country.

Chris said...

I wanted you to know that I stopped by, but because of my shoulder surgery, I can't type with both hands. Visiting the sites, though, has helped brighten my day!

Chris
http://nashville-dailyphoto.blogspot.com

Ida said...

Great shot.
A big and strong bridge.
Heavy traffic....

Katney said...

I note your mention of a section of rail route no longer for rail now in use as part of a footpath. We have such a pathway as well. It is where I do most of my walking, as it goes from our community to those on either side of us. It is about six miles to each if you park at the edge of town.

9na said...

Great photo of a great bridge..

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