2008-09-26db Grantham Spire

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2008-09-26db Grantham Spire
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Image by [Ananabanana]
The parish church of St Wulfram, Grantham, shot from the train as it pulled westwards out of the town.

Though a church existed on the site before the Norman conquest, this was badly damaged by fire in 1222. St Wulfram’s (which is thought to be modelled on Salisbury Cathedral) is therefore a thoroughly medieval building, having been rebuilt through the 13th century, largely with money from the booming wool trade.

The church was heavily restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott, was painted by Turner, and was recently described as being in possession of "the finest steeple in England" by the journalist and historian Simon Jenkins.

Taken with my Nikon D40, fitted with a Tamron 70-300mm F4/5.6 DI LD (Nikon AFS) lens, and processed in GIMP and Photoscape.

More of my photos can be found here.

2014 – New Westminster – Fraser River Bridges
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Image by Ted’s photos – Returns Early July
Bridges over the Fraser River in Nerw Westminster BC.
The sky train cable stayed Skybridge, the through arch Patullo and the low level railway swing bridge.
A Translink Model I skytrain is crossing the Skybridge. This bridge has two support towers.

SKYBRIDGE:
The SkyBridge is a cable-stayed bridge in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Built between 1987 and 1989, it spans the Fraser River and connects New Westminster with Surrey.
The does not carry automotive vehicles and has two tracks enabling the TransLink SkyTrains to pass either way on the bridge on its journey between King George Station in Surrey and Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver. A third set of rails in the middle, not connected to the SkyTrain tracks, is used by maintenance crews to truck equipment back and forth on the bridge. The bridge has two 123-metre (404 ft) tall towers and carries trains 45 metres (148 ft) above the Fraser River and valley. The main span is 340 metres (1,120 ft) and the total length is 616 metres (2,021 ft), making it the longest cable-supported transit-only bridge in the world.

PATULLO:
The Pattullo Bridge is a through arch bridge located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia, Canada. Constructed in 1936–37, it spans the Fraser River and links the city of New Westminster on the north bank of the river to the city of Surrey on the south bank. The bridge was named in honour of Thomas Dufferin Pattullo, former premier of British Columbia. The bridge’s base is constructed of wood. A key link between Surrey and the rest of Greater Vancouver, according to TransLink, the Pattullo bridge handles an average of 67,000 cars and 3400 trucks daily, or roughly 20 percent of vehicle traffic across the Fraser River. These number are low now the Port Mann toll bridge opened up river. Motorists come here to avoid the toll..

SWING BRIDGE:
The New Westminster Bridge (also known as the Fraser River Swing Bridge) crosses the Fraser River and connects New Westminster with Surrey, British Columbia, in Canada.
The New Westminster Bridge was constructed in 1904 and was originally built with two decks.

The lower deck was used for rail traffic, and the upper deck was used for automobile traffic. With the opening of the Pattullo Bridge in 1937, the upper deck was removed and the bridge was converted exclusively for rail use.

The toll for the upper bridge was 25 cents and created quite an uproar for farmers who found out quickly that by taking their livestock across on foot would cost them a quarter a head but if they put them in a truck it cost a quarter for the whole load.

The bridge was the preferred method of transport across the Fraser until the Pattullo Bridge opened in 1937. Prior to that to cross that part of the river meant using the K De K ferry which would dock at the present day Brownsville location.

The bridge is owned and operated by the BNSF Railway, while the Canadian National Railway has trackage rights as do Via Rail’s The Canadian (to Toronto) and Amtrak’s Cascades passenger trains (to Seattle).

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