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Report - Vauxhall railway bridge, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - December 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by slayaaaa, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Intro

    I was up Norfolk/Suffolk for a few days and had a few visits planned, nothing went as it should and ended up feeling a bit rubbish. I needed somewhere I could sit on top of and relax for a bit. I found this and was incredibly glad I did. Sometimes you don't need to travel far to find what you're looking for.

    All fisheye, a bit gritty and a bit crap, but it was fun. Enjoy.


    History, present and future

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    Then it was refurbished...

    ...Sort of

    http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/railway...idge_in_great_yarmouth_is_completed_1_2819542

    £630,000 and they only half finished it?

    The rotting side is slowly falling into further disrepair and you get the feeling it's loosing hope, It shouldn't be red, it never was originally and it doesn't look original or as characteristic as the black side. Shame, Hopefully it'll all be done up and they'll finish the job before it's too far gone falls into the Yare.


    The visit and pictures

    So it was one of those weeks

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    Had a crappy few visits that didn't go as planned and didn't quite feel too brilliant

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    I'd had a day of fails and then missed the train I was intending to catch

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    After many wanders I'd found my way back and took a rest, I couldn't relax and needed to get up somewhere

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    Google came to the rescue and then there I was

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    I needed to get to this, at least do something and then there I was, in the end the trip wasn't wasted

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    It had a lot of character and it was a great night, dark skies highlighted with clouds and a pretty strong wind blew the bridge sideways

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    I was in and it felt relaxed, again you sit up somewhere and it's all the same, big rush, then you chill at the top, the pictures are always different but every time you climb down, you want to be back up again

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    The thing swayed like anything but that added to it

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    It had character and for some reason it just felt good to be there

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    It wasn't even high, it was just fun, like a climbing frame that had been neglected, waiting for some numpty like me to sit on it

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    Even better, the public wandered below me oblivious, to be fair, I was oblivious to them

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    It was just silent

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    The fresh air cleared my head but the wind was as if you were even higher up

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    I clambered down and casually crossed back over on the public section right passed the locals

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    Then I got to the point where you look back for one more look and then onto the next

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    No tripod, No light but luckily I had a bit of time and bridge

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    The images don't show it as it's best but that's not the reason I climbed it

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    It was fun

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    And it was windy


    I hope you enjoyed!

    Cheers


     

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  2. Bugsuperstar

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    I like it! Its never all about the pictures, sounds like you had a great time up there.
     
  3. Speed

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    Ive had much the same experience with Yarmouth
     
  4. Boomstick84

    Boomstick84 28DL Regular User
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    Nice one, an entertaining read and sounds like you had fun :thumb

    Don't know what you mean about the pictures mate, they look good to me! Guessing Christmas arrived a little early with the new lens?
     
  5. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers for the comments :)
    Yeah, not the best fisheye but it does the job :p:
     
  6. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    Having fun is what it is all about, and seems like you did just that
     
  7. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Yeah man, cheers :)
     
  8. wellingtonian

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    Good report, sums it up for me :thumb
     
  9. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers :)
     
  10. The Amateur Wanderer

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    Nice one mate :)

    Agree with the other comments, looked like a good laugh!
     
  11. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Wasn't bad mate, cheers for the comments :)
     
  12. Snake Oil

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    bob on that :thumb Last time I was down that way I'm sure it was painted blue and covered in sheeting (if its the one I'm thinking of, next to Asda?)
     
  13. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Yeah, that's the one mate. When I was on it there was a bit of blue paint on it, but not much. Most of it had flaked off. Cheers :)
     
  14. green godess

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    Thank you for such a well researched article. Being a railway fanatic myself, I very much appreciate what you have shown and shared with the group.

    Jolly well done and thank you !!

    G. G.
     
  15. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Ah no worries, all part of the service. Glad you enjoyed it so much! :thumb
     
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