trewilliam

trewilliam

Posted on 02/04/2014


Photo taken on July  9, 2013


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Limehouse Basin

Limehouse Basin

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Stiffleaf
Stiffleaf
are we in Wandsworth ? serious stonework, rebuilt after bombing. . .maybe railway arches, up the Junction ?
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
trewilliam
trewilliam
Not Wandsworth.They are railway arches, which I think go way back to the early days of steam.
4 years ago.
Stiffleaf
Stiffleaf
south bank area?
4 years ago.
Jim Stokoe
Jim Stokoe
London Bridge area?
4 years ago.
trewilliam
trewilliam
These elegant spans are on the north side of the river and close to it, east of Tower Bridge.
4 years ago.
Stiffleaf
Stiffleaf
Isle of dogs ? Can't say I know of any early rail lines in this area, so maybe freight ?
4 years ago.
trewilliam
trewilliam
There are tree spans of 85' (26m) each and they are between Ratcliff and Poplar.
4 years ago.
Stiffleaf
Stiffleaf
limehouse basin? with the big right hand bridge crossing the regent's canal ? if so, that would explain the heavy rustication, a late c18th canal bridge rebuilt for trains in the victorian era ?
4 years ago.
trewilliam
trewilliam
You are right, Stiffleaf, it is Limehouse Basin. The arches were constructed 1839-40 for the London & Blackwall Railway, to cross the existing Regent's Canal (1820).
4 years ago.
LoopZilla
LoopZilla
Well, those arches go for at least two miles.... and maybe longer in 1840.
4 years ago.