A quick one here for a Friday morning – a couple of wonderful pictures of the demolition prior to rebuilding of the Clayhanger Bridge, between the village and Lindon Road, Brownhills.
The pictures are remarkable, and will bring back many folks memories of just how steep and rickety the old bridge was – which I think was replaced in 1992. Is that really 25 years ago now?
Interesting to note the poor quality of the towpath and lack of trees on the still freshly landscaped Clayhanger Common.
The pictures were sent in by reader Carrie Welvaert who said:
I was looking through my late relatives photos and these were amongst them.
I know u often post pictures on the blog. I can’t remember it like this so was interesting for me to see…
Indeed – I remember well the bridge being like this, and how steep and perilous it was to cross – the slope of the Clayhanger side was murder when it was icy. I also remember there being traffic lights on the bridge for a while in the 1980s and there being a pedestrian footway next to it built out of scaffolding and wood.
Thanks to Carrie for some really interesting pictures, and if you have anything to add, please do – either by commenting here or mailing me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.