Tom Hernon

Tom Hernon

Posted on 05/12/2015

Photo taken on May 11, 2015

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Eastern portal of the covering over the River Roch, Rochdale town centre.
The river was covered in stages in the early 20th century. At least one edition of the Guinness Book of Records mentioned it under the category of wide bridges.
But the real question is: how wide does a bridge have to be before it should be called a culvert?

Now that the river is clean again, plans are afoot to open up parts of the culvert, and reveal the medieval Roch Bridge which is still there underneath, and near the bottom of Yorkshire Street.

John Linton, Puzzler4879 have particularly liked this photo

How wonderful, I hope it is uncovered ASAP; I am sure all the local people would be for that, and very interested. Just imagine re-erecting that old bridge!
3 years ago.
I hope the uncovering happens and goes well, so all can again enjoy the old bridge. Nice shot!!

A Terrific Image!!

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3 years ago.
Raymond Godfrey
Raymond Godfrey
It would be wonderful if this and other covered rivers could be once again exposed, so as to add a sense of history and geography to the place.
3 years ago.
Tom Hernon has replied to Raymond Godfrey
Not long ago there was talk (by Boris???) of doing similar things in London, such as exposing parts of the River Fleet.
3 years ago.