Mikeinlagardette

Mikeinlagardette

Posted on 07/05/2014


Photo taken on June 14, 1979



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First Severn Bridge

First Severn Bridge
View from the Top! One from the archives, this is the first Severn bridge, completed in 1966 by Associated Bridge Builders, to a design by Mott, Hay & Anderson, with Freeman, Fox & Partners.

Looking towards Aust, from the upper transom of the western tower in 1979. The towers were then 137M(450ft) high, but subsequent strengthening has increased their height by 2M.

This originally carried the M4 motorway between London and Cardiff, but as a result of vastly increased traffic, and the effects of corrosion, a second crossing was built and opened in 1996, so this now carries only minor traffic, on what is now the M48 motorway.

Mamiya C22, 105mm Sekor, Kodak Vericolor 160. Scanned from a faded 5"x5" colour print on an Epson V500, and converted to monochrome in Gimp.

╰☆☆June☆☆╮, Marie-claire Gallet, Mtz ', Ulrich John and 20 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
Katharina K-S
Katharina K-S
Spectacular!
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Katharina K-S
Katharina, thanks for your kind words!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
Tom Angelo
Tom Angelo
I commend you for this wonderful image since I am afraid of heights ! haha!
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Tom Angelo
Tom, thanks for your encouragement!

I'm not afraid of heights, but I have a lifelong fear of elevators, and to get to the top of the towers you have to ride up most of the way in an open sided service cage, there's one inside each leg of the towers - definitely a time for quiet reflection!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
Ishi M
Ishi M
Most excellent view!
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Ishi M
Ishi, thanks for your kind words!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
giovanegian
giovanegian
Just: WOW!
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to giovanegian
Gianni, molte grazie!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
imagesfrugales
imagesfrugales
One doesn't see such a spectacular image too often. Bravissimo, Mike!
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to imagesfrugales
Reinhold, many thanks! I've been very lucky in my life to visit many interesting places, and this is one of the most memorable!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
BRILLIANT !!!

As a bridgeophile and knowing this baby well........... BRILLIANT.

Height.. yep ok.. "open sided" lift....nnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooo !!!
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette
Mikeinlagardette
Pam, many thanks for your kind words! And no, they are not fun!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
Geoff. McElwaine
Geoff. McElwaine
Magnificent image : admire your effort [ and courage ? ] in achieving it.

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3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Geoff. McElwaine
Geoff, many thanks for your encouragement!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
A terrific view, so well captured!
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Robert Warren
Robert, thanks for your kind words!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
Frode Øen
Frode Øen
Excellent !!
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Frode Øen
Frode, thanks for the encouragement!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, very impressive capture !!
5 months ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire, many thanks for your kind words!
5 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired

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5 months ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
June, many thanks again!
5 months ago.