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Seven arch bridge

2011.10.27
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The bridge that seems to go nowhere, but a very good looking bridge
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A lot of work went into the arches
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In the main arch
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On top of the bridge
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Looking out towards Blackpool
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The M62 motorway, it gets you from Preston to Manchester or viceversa!
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Seven arches bridge built for lord Leverhulme, a man who had lots of money and built all sorts of things up above Chorley in Lancashire, this I find the most interesting as it seems a lot of work for no real reason, must be fantastic to be able to build such things just because you can. He built a bungalow for him and his wife but this was burnt down in 1913 by a suffergette named Edith rigby because she wondered if it was more valuable than his other house's. What a excuse!! History lesson over.
5 Comments
danrav Great history lesson and what a magnificent structure! Thanks for both!
danrav · 2011-10-27: 17:20
elizzi Love the history!The bridge is pretty amazing..I love structures like this
elizzi · 2011-10-27: 18:55
aldrin84 nice arches
aldrin84 · 2011-10-30: 02:14
Unchained What a interesting, beautiful and useless construction, I'm intrigued with this lord! :)
Unchained · 2011-10-31: 05:21
deandrade Very interesting post, I love the buildings in brick, the brick material much more natural than the steel that sent her into retirement. Great shots!
deandrade · 2011-11-04: 16:25
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