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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 23 May 2016

The Swing Bridge

Always seems to happen when you are in a hurry. Two weeks ago as I was returning from Manchester, the traffic was stopped to allow a small boat with a tall mast to travel down the River Irwell.
I had plenty of time to find my camera and photograph the bridge as it swung round!
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  2. I am used to stopping at railway crossings but stopping at boat crossings is much rarer in my neck of the woods. :)

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  3. Those swing bridges are so cool! In my city almost all our bridges are drawbridges.

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  4. We have several lift bridges in our area here -- it always happens to me when I have groceries in the car and forgot my thermal cold bags!

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  5. Neat! Thanks for letting me watch, too. :-)

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  6. Did you make it back home okay?

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  7. Of course had you have set out to catch the bridge working, it would have never happened.

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  8. Hehe, I just googled the bridge and a photo of yours popped up from 2014.

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  9. If you have plenty of time you should have gotten out to get a couple of pictures, doubt the drivers behind could have said much, they were not going anywhere. Must be interesting to watch, a bigger scale than the ones on the Kennet I have seen

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  10. That is a nice bridge, we don't see them swinging here. They mostly go up and down.

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  11. The Swinging bridges are cool. We have bridge here that lift up. Great series of photos. I hope the traffic did not have to wait too long. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  12. This happens to us quite often in Beaufort but we are always far back in line. Nice photos. Next time you come to the US, maybe we can meet somewhere.

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  13. Neat bridge photo and post ~ (sounds like home here on Cape Ann MA)

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  14. I had never heard of a Swing Bridge (in my little hometown, we called them "Swinging Bridges") until George took me to North Myrtle Beach. There is an old Swing Bridge there ---and we see it every time we are in that area... Enjoyed this post!

    Hope you had an awesome birthday.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. It's good to make something positive out of a traffic holdup. Hope noone thought you were using a mobile phone while driving.

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  16. First time I hear about a swinging bridge ! How interesting !

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