SO6703 : Remains of the Severn Railway Bridge

taken 3 years ago, near to Sharpness, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Remains of the Severn Railway Bridge
Remains of the Severn Railway Bridge
Taken from across the estuary at Sharpness, this shows the remains of the concrete filled steel pillars which supported the viaduct girders. The two piles of debris in the water in the foreground mark the positions of two more sets of pillars, while out of shot on the sandbank beyond the foreshore are remains of another pair of steel pillars. In the background of the shot, behind the remaining pillar bases, is a pile of shattered masonry which is what was left after the attractive twelve arch approach viaduct was demolished. It wasn't an easy thing to demolish and some of the masonry is still recognisable as bits of a bridge!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6754 0365 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.8370N 2:28.2841W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6779 0339
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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