There are also two bridges nearby,that we went to investigate and as usual I have named them,"Bridge 1" and "Bridge 2".If anyone knows what they were actually called or known as,please let me know.
This bridge is easily missed if you don't keep your eyes open,but luckily we are now quite keen at spotting the tell tale signs of railway activity.Worryingly this bridge has a massive big crack in it,which I hope the powers that be are aware of.From the top this bridge isn't really much to talk about,almost nondescript,but get below and you are met by the now familiar superb building work and pleasing prettiness of the old railway bridges.Seeing yet another of these lovely bridges,I was once again reminded that there was once a time,when pride and the appearance of a structure,was at least equal to today's mantra of cheap and functional.
Almost all the bridges we have seen so far have been built using the same stone,the same method and the the same design.This bridge however,is different to that.In fact at first,because this bridge was so different,we didn't actually think that it was a railway bridge at all.Unlike the bridges that we are used to that are built out of blocks of stone,this bridge is built entirely out of bricks.
Maybe this is a replacement bridge and the old one collapsed or was demolished for some reason,but for some reason,this bridge is different from all the rest.If you look on the map you will see there this used to be quite a deep cutting here,but that has been totally filled in and levelled out.
Looking south it is hard to tell where the line goes at all and looking north from the bridge,all you can see is a big pile of earth that has been dumped there by the farmer.