Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sunday Bridges: Dowson Road

The bridge carrying Dowson Road over the former Godley to Apethorn railway line, now the Trans Pennine trail and Sustrans National Cycle Route 62.

The official Trans Pennine Trail Website describes it as
an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England. The Trail from coast-to-coast between Southport and Hornsea is 215 miles (346Km) long.
whilst the National Cycle Route 62 runs from Southport to Selby with an extension from Southport via Blackpool to Glasson Dock planned.

See how this view looked in February 2011 and also how it looked in February 2010.

For more bridges visit San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.


  1. I'd like to bicycle this path... all 215 miles of it. Bet there would more than just this one bridge to go under. Looking at your two Feb shots, I'd do it late spring or early autumn.

    [I did have the same trouble as you linking up, but I kept refreshing the post title until the links came back. I see the links now. I use Firefox.]

  2. My son and husband would enjoy a cycle along this path. Love the old but strong look of the bridge.

  3. Great shot, Gerald. You finally managed to post your link. I just your comment on my blog. Sorry I didn't get a chance to check back earlier on my blog today (due to Fathers Day in Australia today) so I couldn't let Louis know about the problems you had linking.

  4. that would be agood route to cycle!

  5. Cycling is the best way to travel (and take photos). If one has the stamina!