SU7104 : Langstone and its bridges

taken 12 years ago, near to Langstone, Hampshire, Great Britain

Langstone and its bridges
Langstone and its bridges
Almost the whole of this square can be seen in this picture.

Until 1824, Hayling Island could only be reached by boat or by risking using a causeway known as the Wadeway. In 1824 the first road bridge was built from Langstone to the island and this was followed in 1867 by the railway line. The railway bridge was a wooden trestle affair, with a central swinging section to allow boats through (its base can be seen in the centre of the picture).

The original road bridge was a very slender affair - bus passengers had to get off and walk across - and was replaced in 1956 by the one seen on the extreme right of this picture. By 1963 the railway bridge also needed replacement but the cost of 400,000 (roughly 10,000,000 at 2005 prices) was deemed too great and the line was closed.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 August, 2005
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Panorama   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 717 047 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.2648N 0:58.9193W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 717 040
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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