Saturday, 1 December 2007

Theme Day - Bridges


This bridge is a relatively new feature in Cheltenham. The Honeybourne Bridge forms part of the former Honeybourne Line that once ran out of Cheltenham Train Station. The former train line came into St James' Station, now Waitrose supermarket, which was unused since the 1960's. For many decades the route of the former track has been a cycle path linking Cheltenham Spa Station to the Leisure Centre. When the Borough Council passed plans for the redevelopement of the St James' site the bridge was required due to new roads crossing through the cycle path. This new bridge now carries cyclists and pedestrians saftely along the route of the once great train system.
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18 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

A nice and friendly bridge! Good choice for the theme. :)

Mitch said...

Yay for bike bridges! I chose a brand new bike bridge for my photo today as well. Good job!

- Mitch in Minneapolis

Kuanyin said...

Yes, a sweet and simple bridge. Happy Theme Day!

Kate said...

The girders form an artistic pattern.

iBlowfish said...

Very interesting angle in this shot. I really like them.

Clueless in boston said...

Nice, clean, and simple looking bridge. Nice shot too.

Hyde DP said...

hope it has good ramps either side - Hyde DP is carrying permalinks to the bridge posts and will be updated at intervals until Dec 2nd.

Jilly said...

Nice lines, pristine. Nice simple bridge.

Keropok Man said...

Nice bridge you have there. So white and pleasant.

Happy Theme Day!

oldmanlincoln said...

I like your photograph a lot.

16 Ghosts on Bridge

Denton said...

Your photo is very good. It shows depth of field and uses lighting very effectively. But what I like most is your phrase "The former train line came into St James' Station, now Waitrose supermarket".

Gwen said...

Nice, a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians.

Joy said...

I like this bridge. A white bridge always seems so beautiful.

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Ben said...

It's really clean! Did you clean up before the shot?

Sally said...

I did my rant about the sad loss of rail lines over on the Nottingham blog! Yeah they make great cycle ways and I'm glad your cyclists are protected :-) Nice bridge.

Neva said...

very nice. Did you have to walk on the tracks to get this view?

• Eliane • said...

A pretty white bridge, all simple and beautiful, contrasting on a pefectly blue sky. Happy December!

Ming the Merciless said...

That is a very pretty nice bridge.

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