Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Riveting stuff

Flashback number 1
In which I shamelessly extract a whole new load of posts from my holiday photos.
This is the railway bridge over the River Nene at Peterborough, over which I used to travel on my way to Huddersfield, back in those days. Built in 1850, it is the oldest surviving cast iron railway bridge in the country, and is listed. When you think about it, it's not the ideal construction technique for a railway bridge, being relatively vulnerable to vibration, which is why all the others have been superseded.

Warrior report
Day 41, still in the middle of the Rothersthorpe flight
Still waiting for the Nene to become passable.

1 comment:

Dr Duct said...

The reivets may be held in by friction and the cap-end, or they may be held in by corrosion, or they may fall out - but it is a lovely bridge!