Friday, February 26, 2010

Great Britain: Water Lane Bridge in Salisbury

Another quaint one span bridge in Salisbury. This structure carries Fisherton Street over a tiny tributary of the River Avon.  It looks like a through girder bridge made out of blocks of stone. Or maybe it's just a reinforced concrete slab with big stone pedestals. Note the pretty green abutments.

Salisbury is quaint. Across Fisherton Street is a bicycle shop, an Indian restaurant, and a philatelist (now a delicatessen). Water Lane is a footpath along the tributary that is lined with shops.

In medieval England, Salisbury was an important center for the wool industry. It survived plagues and rebellions in the 17th century, but the wool industry went into decline. Today its main industry is tourism.
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