Sunday, March 16, 2008

Lancaster Curiosity (9)

Greyhound Bridge and in the background, the Millenium foot/cycle Bridge, both of which cross the River Lune shown here at low tide. Greyhound Bridge carries a three-lane road from Lancaster to Morecambe with one lane branching off for Carnforth, the small town famous for the filming of the classic film "Brief Encounter". This bridge qualifies as a curiosity in that it was once a railway bridge carrying trains that went from the long gone Green Ayre station in Lancaster to Morecambe, 4 miles away. There are two road bridges across the Lune; this one and a couple of hundred yards upstream, Skerton Bridge, once mentioned by Daniel Defoe in his travels about England in the earlier half of the 18th century.
The Millenium Bridge is a much more recent addition having been built in time for 2000.

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