SE6132 : Selby railway swing bridge

taken 10 years ago, near to Selby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Selby railway swing bridge
Selby railway swing bridge
With no rail service on Boxing Day, the bridge has been swung to leave the river free for navigation throughout the day. This bridge used to be a thorn in the flesh of the East Coast Main Line as it required a severe speed restriction. Due to the likelihood of subsidence north of Selby when mining operations in the Selby coalfield expanded in the late 1970s, a new section of line, bypassing Selby, was opened in 1983.
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SE6132, 587 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 31 December, 2007
Category
Swing bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 618 324 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.0715N 1:3.7392W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 617 324
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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