SK8088 : Gainsborough Trent Junction Railway Bridge

taken 11 years ago, near to Bole, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Gainsborough Trent Junction Railway Bridge
Gainsborough Trent Junction Railway Bridge
The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, later part of the Great Central, built this bridge en route to Grimsby and Sheffield. The bridge was shared with the line from Lincoln to Doncaster, part of the Great Northern Railway, which crossed the MS&LR at this river bridge. However, the MS&LR exercised its rights by forcing the Great Northern lines to approach either side of the entrance to the bridge by means of a dog-leg, causing GN trains to cross more slowly, to avoid damaging 'their bridge'.
The River Trent is tidal to this point, and upstream to Newark. Tidal waves, called aegres or aegirs, spectacular before channel deepening following locally disastrous 1947 floods, are associated with the highest tides in spring and autumn.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 October, 2006   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 4 October, 2006
Category
Railway bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 809 881 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.0137N 0:47.1115W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 814 877
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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