TQ3472 : Pissarro's Bridge

taken 12 years ago, near to Dulwich, Southwark, England

Pissarro's Bridge
Pissarro's Bridge
This bridge carried Cox's Walk over the railway line which ran from Nunhead to Crystal Palace High Level station. The railway closed in 1954 but over half a century later, the footbridge is maintained in good condition.

A board, just visible in this image, on the parapet of the bridge confirms that it was from this bridge that, in 1871 Camille Pissarro painted his famous view of Lordship Lane Railway Station. LinkExternal link

To see how the bridge looked when the railway line was intact, and in the intervening years as nature has gradually reclaimed the site, have a look at the Disused Stations website LinkExternal link . The second image on that page is very close to Pissarro's view.

See also TQ3472 : Bridge over dismantled railway, SE26.

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TQ3472, 132 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Roger W Haworth   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 20 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 August, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 344 728 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.2949N 0:4.0208W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 344 727
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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