SD6202 : Bridge

taken 14 years ago, near to Bickershaw, Wigan, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Bridge in this square
The London & North Western Railway (LNWR) opened its Wigan to Manchester line via Atherton and Tyldesley in 1864. The line closed in sections between 1969 and 1975. A short section of the branch around Leigh (1885-1969) was retained to allow rail access to Bickershaw Colliery with this branch eventually closing in 1993. This view shows a bridge over the spur from "Hindley Field Junction" connecting the Leigh branch to the Manchester route. This spur closed in 1944.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Bickershaw Colliery with this Branch Eventually Closing [8] · Bridge [5] · Hindley Field Junction [2] Title Clusters: · Bridge [2] ·
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SD6202, 21 images   (more nearby 🔍)
David Ashcroft   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 6 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 March, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 625 027 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.2047N 2:33.9601W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 624 027
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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