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The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration #291615
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Here are some images of the Four Bridges I took before and after they were drastically altered. The first bridge at the Birkenhead end became a concrete causeway and the second bridge was reduced to a fixed bridge. The 3rd bridge (a swing bridge) was also removed and the 4th bridge is the only working bridge now.

Looking from the Birkenhead end, this is the first bridge.

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This bridge was removed completely

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Another view from the pavement at the Birkenhead side.

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--and after the bridge was removed.

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This is the second bridge, with the 3rd and 4th in the background.

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The second bridge was reduced to a fixed bridge. Notice the 3rd bridge is now removed.
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This is the 4th bridge, with the 3rd bridge now removed.
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Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: Northender] #291621
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good pics Northender.. i do remember the old bridges

Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: Northender] #291622
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Incredible pictures thanks for sharing, especially like to see the old cars in the shots

Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: ghostly1] #291626
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Wow, I remember them. Thanks for sharing.

Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: Shambo] #291635
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Great blast from the past - I just remember them how they used to be smile


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Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: StuyMac] #291642
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Wow - I thought I'd dreamed half of those bridges. I remember we used to go over a load of them when we went to Guinea Gap baths from school, to learn to swim.



Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: MissGuided] #291647
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It was a lottery wether you got through them all on a push bike without falling off!

The railway lines took many a cyclist down when the front wheel dropped into one!

Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: PhilH] #291709
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Yes, those railway lines were lethal. There used to be a 3 inch wide slot in the ground where the points were and of you got your front wheel in there, you were off !


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Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: PhilH] #291710
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Thanks for them Northender - good share!


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Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: diggingdeeper] #291726
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brilliant i didnt even notice it changing.

If peel holdings start building around there it may change again lol


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its amazing what you forget about,good pics mate.

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Brilliant smile

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The tower in the 6th picture was hit by a bomb in ww2.

you can see still where it was repaired


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Originally Posted by uggla
The tower in the 6th picture was hit by a bomb in ww2.

you can see still where it was repaired


Check this out uggla:
Inside the tower



Re: The Four Bridges - Before and After Alteration [Re: MissGuided] #291803
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Originally Posted by MissGuided
Originally Posted by uggla
The tower in the 6th picture was hit by a bomb in ww2.

you can see still where it was repaired


Check this out uggla:
Inside the tower


Ahem!....

Click here for our OWN report wink

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