Torquay, Part Six, South Pier to Start

by Gethin Thomas July. 02, 2021 235 views

This is the final Torquay Post, featuring the working quayside on South Pier, the new footbridge/barrage on the Inner Harbour leading to North Pier and Princess Gardens in more detail on my return route to the start point. To start at the beginning Part One is here.

A state-of-the art footbridge has been put into place at Torquay harbour, which means people can now walk all the way around the harbour for the very first time. The eye-catching bridge allows boats in and out of the inner harbour. The footpath goes along the top of the bridge, linking south pier with north pier. And here's the clever bit: when the centre section of the bridge is lifted, the metal underwater gates which hold the water back go down to allow vessels safe passage. The water in the inner harbour is being kept at mid-tide. (BBC)

Spencer Group were awarded a contract by Torbay Council to construct a double bascule footbridge across the harbour. The footbridge featured land mark ‘blades of light’ towers with iconic feature lighting and was part of a £21m regeneration project of Torquay’s Waterfront. (The Spencer Group)

Crane, Bridge Towers, Buoy Markers, Masts.

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Tom Snider 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Great series.  Do people actually speak at the Speaker's Corner (#17)?

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Tom Snider 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Not that I have noticed. The one in London however can get very busy and noisy.

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Berckmans Peter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking me back to my yought. Great finishing post

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Peter, glad you enjoyed it.

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Colin Massey 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Worth a trip just for the price of the fresh fish, super bargain.. great photos.. our fav place to go especially for the Princess theatre seen Jim Davidson there a few times :)

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Colin Massey 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Haven't had a chance to go to the theatre since we moved, due to Covid. Looking forward to live acts and music again soon hopefully.

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Thomas Thompson 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Another fantastic set thanks for the tour love the fish fountain

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Thomas Thompson 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Thomas.

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Camellia Staab 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Another very enjoyable post. This should have been called the different designs of Torquay. I love how your eye works (the glass eye, I mean 😉😉) your POV is very eye catching😁😁

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, I enjoyed getting out somewhere new that had so many subjects in such a small area.

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