Bridge 5

 Walking along to Bridge 5,it is easy to get a sense of how the line used to be,not least because of the crunching noise that comes from the track ballast as you walk.A short walk later you come to the top of Bridge 5.Once again this is another solid,well built and pretty little bridge.I know I keep saying this sort of thing,but every time I see one of these old bridges I am amazed by them,but also a bit sadden at the contrast there is with todays buildings. 

I stood there looking at this bridge and tried to work out why it was built at all.There's no waterway or anything there that I could see,although maybe there might have been a stream or spring there at one time that the bridge crossed.In the end I came to the conclusion that like the arch before,this bridge was here so that the farmer could move his sheep from one field to the next.

Under the arch a wall has been built for some reason.I had a look at this and it seemed to me that the wall was meant to be channelling water to one side of the arch,but I couldn't really undertand why anyone would want to do that.

Next we climbed back to the top of Bridge 5 and across the top,that goes under Bridge 6.


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newslogo44Every now and then when I talk to people and they hear of my interest in the Exe Valley Railway,they tell me little bits of information or recall an old memory.It always amazes me how even today,more than 50 years after it's closure,the fondness with which people remember the railway and how fresh the memories seem to be to them.

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24/4/19These interesting pictures of Dulverton Station were sent in by Fred Gillard, who visited in about 1970 to take some pictures for a model railway project that he was building. The station buildings were bought by the Carnarvon Arms (now closed down) and used as staff and overflow guest accommodation,before being converted into residential housing. Thank you very much Fred for taking the time to share your pictures.




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