Monday, 1 August 2011

Old Railway Bridge

Old railway bridge

On holiday last year we walked down part of an old railway line and I took a photo of a bridge.  The brickwork seems in very good condition considering it's 40 years since the line closed, but I expect it has had some maintenance to keep the bridge safe for walkers.  Looking at this bridge I can't help imagining the wooden railings being removed and a small narrow gauge steam train running across it.  Walking down the line I realised that all the trees must have grown since the line was closed, probably most of them in the first few years.  It's interesting to see how quickly nature recolonises.