TQ2105 : River Adur and railway bridge, near Shoreham, West Sussex

taken 8 years ago, near to Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, Great Britain

River Adur and railway bridge, near Shoreham, West Sussex
River Adur and railway bridge, near Shoreham, West Sussex
The sun came out for just about ten minutes, making the heavy clouds inland appear even more threatening. For centuries, the River Adur was navigable beyond this point as far as Steyning, but silting up of the channel meant the port was relocated at Shoreham. Recent decline in local industry has resulted in modern developments on the resulting brown-field sites, and bridges no longer need to allow the passage of large vessels.

The railway was opened through Shoreham in 1840, and a wooden trestle bridge subsequently carried it west across the river from 1845 until 1911, when this steel structure replaced it. It now carries the West Coastway Line between Southampton and Brighton.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 January, 2010
Category
River scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 210 051 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.9937N 0:16.9194W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 212 050
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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