2013

SX8671 : Teign Bridge

taken 12 years ago, near to Newton Abbot, Devon, England

This is 1 of 6 images, with title Teign Bridge in this square
Teign Bridge
Teign Bridge
The GWR crosses the River Teign.
Great Western Railway (GWR)

The old railway company that built the lines to connect London to Wales and the South West. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (see TQ3080 : Statue of IK Brunel) designed and built much of the route between London and Penzance. LinkExternal link
Between Exeter and Plymouth is the Riviera Line LinkExternal link

River Teign

The River Teign is a 31 mile long river in Devon.
The Teign rises on Dartmoor. There are two separate sources, the longer North Teign, which rises at Teign Head and flows northeast where it is crossed by a clapper bridge near Teigncombe. The second is the South Teign, which rises near Grey Wethers before flowing through the Fernworthy Forest and a reservoir of the same name. The rivers combine at Leigh Bridge near Chagford to form the Teign, which leaves the moor on its eastern side, flowing beneath Castle Drogo in a steep-sided valley.
It then flows southwards at the east edge of the moor. The river lends its name to several places on its course to the English Channel, including Teigncombe, Drewsteignton, Teigngrace, Kingsteignton , Bishopsteignton, Teignharvey, Canonteign and the second largest settlement along its course, Teignmouth. The river becomes tidal at Newton Abbot and reaches the English Channel at Teignmouth. Its estuary is a large ria.


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Geographical Context: Rivers, Streams, Drainage Railways
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SX8671, 817 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
N Chadwick   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 March, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8684 7161 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.9972N 3:35.8830W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8686 7161
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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