According to the Tarot Reading Psychic: “…the symbolism of the bridge is not to be taken lightly. In fact, bridges often indicate major transitions in a persons life including important spiritual transformations.”
True or not, I find bridges fascinating and seem to photograph them a lot. Like the one on the left which I took from the footpath beneath the busy A627, while beneath traffic thunders east and west on the M67 motorway.
This week’s ABC Wednesday post has more of my bridge photos. As usual, click on the image to enlarge.
Stockport centre has bridges galore, some of them quite ancient, but you often don’t realise you’re on or under one because they criss-cross the town which is built on steep hills and different levels.
The bridge on the right is next to the 15th century Market Place and quite some way below is the busy shopping street, Deanery Way, that leads to the main 20th century shopping centre.
It is a wide shot of the roving and road bridge built in 1804 across the Peak Forest Canal in Hyde which is a Grade II listed building . You can’t quite see the traffic on the A57 that crosses here.
There are no steps and you can see that the cobbled path curls round, across the iron-sided bridge and down the other side. It would have been used to lead the horses that pulled the barges from one side of the canal to the other.
There was a bridge here before the motorway was built and the old one still remains out of picture to the right. The steel extension carries the trains over six lanes of busy traffic.
There were several lines running east from Manchester through Dukinfield, but there is no station in the town these days, although this bridge is part of the main west to east route, from the ferry port at Holyhead in Wales to Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the north east of England.
I must confess that I have cheated with this photo. This wonderful example of stained-glass pub memorabilia can be found at the Tameside Social History Museum at Portland Basin.
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