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Offline Paul

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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2012, 01:39:17 »
Re Conan's no. 1 - you can see how narrow it was, single line traffic only, with traffic lights at each end.

And re the photo on Smiler's cutting, you can see the single file of traffic coming off the bridge, while traffic leaving the island is waiting at their red light.
Also on Smiler's photo, a road under the railway approach to the old bridge, that led across the field to a farmhouse roughly halfway to Rushenden. That road under the railway used to be the only way to pass the bridge (at high tide at least) and continue to Elmley along the sea wall. Once the new (i.e. 1960s) bridge was finished, the new road and rail bank cut that farm track off, and there was no way through to Elmley along the seawall from Rushenden except at low tide. I don't know what it's like now with yet another bridge, maybe even the low tide route is no longer passable.

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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2012, 23:10:54 »
In Smiler's post, I can see one of the pillboxes that are still there today.

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Re: Sheppey Bridges
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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2012, 14:03:54 »
A few more of the bridge from dads archive

1 you can just make out the plank decking in this photo


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4 This must have been taken in the winter of 63 when the sea froze

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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2012, 13:36:47 »
It was wooden. The sound of the "floorboards" when we went over it, frightened me as a child.

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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2011, 15:24:01 »
Downloaded this footage a while ago courtesy of British Pathe:

http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s150/buffher/videos/?action=view&current=794_22.mp4



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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2011, 19:09:32 »
I thought the bridge (before the 1960`s kingsferry bridge) was Wooden,
i`m sure my grandparents told me that many times
and i think i`ve seen a photo/pic on-line somewhere too

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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2011, 10:28:34 »
In my previous post on this thread of June 2010, I showed a couple of Kingsferry bridge souvenirs I had but stated that I was looking for the larger plate. Well, I have now managed to obtain one and here is a picture of it. it is a shame these type of souvenirs are not now produced, I have not seen any opening souvenirs for our new bridge.


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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2010, 20:02:27 »
The 1904 and 1959 Sheppey Bridges


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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2010, 14:23:38 »
Some Pictures of the the trials and tribulations at the bridge on December 17th 1922 and the hassles a bridge breakdown could cause.















The next show the gala event of lifting of the tolls on July 1st 1929





This last one shows the aftermath of the 53 floods

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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2010, 18:49:16 »
Yes that's the one Leofwine!  I don't know how to search the Google maps properly, I'll have to have a bash when I can find the time. :)

It's not quite the same as ours (the previous one) but the principle is the same, and our friends in Brielle always call it Sheppey Bridge. Thanks!
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Re: Sheppey Bridges
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2010, 20:18:04 »
Actually I think you are right!  :)
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