Richmond-on-Thames 2

 
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Heading back to Richmond on the cruiser. Someone's arm was littering the bottom right hand corner and I had to clone quite a large area, which the eagle-eyed amongst you might notice. Don, you'd be proud of me!

This is the other side of the bridge from the other shot I posted in this series.

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Guest - Feb 25, 2007 06:14 PM EDT
Mike, you're a nutter! One of your best pointless information slots yet! :)
Guest - Feb 25, 2007 05:38 PM EDT
280 feet long, 36 feet wide Five segmental arches are constructed in masonry faced with Portland stone. Widened on the upstream side in 1939. missed that bit
Guest - Feb 25, 2007 05:36 PM EDT
Built in 1777 by James Paine and Kenton Couse, this is the oldest Thames bridge still in use. Before the bridge was built a ferry operated by the Crown occupied this site and was used extensively by King Henry VIII and his daughters, who spent much of their time at Richmond Palace. The bridge was transferred to Middlesex and Surrey County Councils in 1927 and was widened between 1937-39. Great care was taken to retain the original appearance and each stone was removed, numbered and replaced after the foundations had been extended.
Guest - Feb 25, 2007 03:55 PM EDT
Many thanks to all of you, Beverly, Carol, Mike and Mary! Mike, was hoping you'd tell me when Richmond bridge was built, how many tons of stone it took, and where the stone came from! You've profoundly disappointed me! :)
Guest - Feb 25, 2007 02:19 PM EDT
A lovely idyllic scene. Mike's comment avout 3 transports gave me a laugh. :)
Guest - Feb 25, 2007 01:44 PM EDT
nice photo steve showing also showing the 3 transports as well ..land sea and air thanks for sharing steve (note no info am trying to be good)
Guest - Feb 23, 2007 09:12 AM EDT
Lovely photo, lovely way to spend an afternoon on the River, just beautiful. Carol
Guest - Feb 23, 2007 08:05 AM EDT
Looks like w wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Nice job.

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