Saturday, 1 December 2012

Southall, Middlesex, The Iron Bridge c1912

Southall, Middlesex, The Iron Bridge c1912. The Iron Bridge in Southall was built to carry the Great Western Railway. Postcards by W. H. Applebee of Ashford and Wakefields of Brentford. The Wakefields postcard is looking in the opposite direction. Click the postcards to enlarge.
For more old pictures have a look at the Sepia Saturday blog.



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11 comments:

  1. Great postcards, I think I prefer the view then to now. It looks like the tram had just enough room, so no standing on the top deck! :)

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  2. This is one of those moments where we delight in an old usually wooden bridge of yesterday, and then years later we come again and see it still standing and an entire city taking up roots around it!

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  3. I have this feeling that your SS-contributions are selected on the basis of an available Street View picture. And I like that! Fortunately there are still many situations where there is little difference between the past and the present, except for the MacDonald sign of course.

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  4. Were those power lines in the first photo? Whatever they were, they were designed with more artistry than most I've seen. As always, I really look forward to your then and now pictures because they satisfy my love for puzzles and "I Spy" games.

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  5. That's an interesting angle in the second photo.

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  6. An interesting photo with the tram lowering the pole to get through. Tram lines must have been a distracting sight in the old urban cityscape, just like converted pubs are now.

    Today there was a tragic accident in Miami where a bus driver failed to avoid a bridge too low for the height of the bus. Bridges still demand our attention.

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  7. Quite a feat of engineering :-) Jo

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  8. Seeing the bridge from both sides made it very interesting. You could hardly see the trolley bus overhead power lines even when you enlarged the shot.

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  9. I always enjoy these comparisons but seem to always prefer the older picture :)

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  10. Fascinating postcards! It's so interesting to see how things were way back when.

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  11. I was interested to see another Ironbridge, as I featured in my post the original one in Shropshire.

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