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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Captain Clarke Sideways


A sideways look at Captain Clarke's roving bridge over the Peak Forest Canal.

Here you can see the towpath coming under the bridge and winding round over the top of the bridge. It then descends on the other side of the canal. The arrangement allows for horse-towed barges to negotiate the canal without the need to unhitch the horse when the towpath changes sides.

See a view of the canal from the top of the bridge on sithenah.

See the top of the bridge on Hyde DP Xtra.

16 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

What a nice bridge! I like the windy style of the tow-path!
God bless you!
Cezar

Yvi said...

Hey...

that`s a nice bridge...
Great photo...

Looks like a romantic place...

Greetings
Yvi

Lois said...

What a great angle and lovely composition!

James said...

I like this photo very much. You really took it from a great ange. Nicely done.

Paula said...

Very nice, like something out of a storybook. The stones look so well-worn and lovely with the shadows falling across them.

ρομπερτ said...

What a dynamic photography. You must be glad to be living there. Please have a wonderful weekend.

Dimple said...

I like all three. This one is for the architecture of the bridge, the one from the top for the reflection, and the one of the top for completeness. I like this one best, its lines intrigue me. I would like to see a horse pull a barge from that tow path!

ChrisJ said...

What a neat and handy idea. A nice looking bridge too.

√ Abraham said...

I think you still have a lot of working canals while we have a lot of old canals that are filled in with rubbish and trees grow out of the bottoms. Some of the canal locks here are in pieces scattered along river bottoms. Amazing amount of power in the rivers to move such monumental pieces of concrete.

I would much prefer it if they were still working here. But some enterprising politicians decided the canal system was obsolete and did away with them by cutting off all funding. Then, they did the same with all railroads and the railroad beds went back to the landowners.

The landowners promptly sold the gravel and the dirt and the land is planted in corn and soy beans on the farms the roadbed crossed.

Guess what? Now, the politicians think we need to pay for right of ways again and build new roadbeds and build high speed train lines between our major cities.

Kate said...

Love the curve of this bridge as you photographed it! I seem to recall it from a previous post, whose image I remember well!

lewi14 said...

Lovely photo. I like this beautiful bridge.

Tom said...

I used to be able to jump the canal there Gerald... I'd make a big splash now... ha!

RuneE said...

A menagerie of curves - loved it.

Steffe said...

Nice looking bridge and a very good photo. Really like how you set this one up.

Rose said...

The workmanship in this is fabulous...whoever built it sure had an eye for art.

AB said...

Great curve in the bridge. It makes for a really good composition.

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