2011

SK3537 : The Handyside Bridge

taken 13 years ago, near to Derby, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title The Handyside Bridge in this square
The Handyside Bridge
The Handyside Bridge
The Great Northern Line from Nottingham to Derby Friargate opened in 1878 and closed in the 1960s. This handsome bridge always carried a footway as well as trains, but since the closure of the railway has been exclusively a footbridge. I was on the last scheduled passenger train from Friargate to Nottingham Victoria on Saturday 5 September 1964.

The picture is taken from the riverside path, on what was once the goods-only Duke Street Branch. Until the 1920s there was a transhipment shed here, where river traffic was transferred to the railway. See SK3537 : Remains of the Duke Street Branch - 2.

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SK3537, 98 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
John Sutton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 25 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 March, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 352 371 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.8362N 1:28.6138W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 352 371
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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