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Old May 6, 2005, 7:53 AM   #1
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Sorry - forgot to put "Bridges" in title while towsing with the image insertion.

Here are two images from Poncysyllte Aqueduct, on the Llangollen Canal, N.Wales.

Built by Thomas Telford, work started in 1795, so it's nearly as old as Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion. It's about to have big celebrations for the 200th anniversary of its completion. It's 136 feet down to the River Dee, and if you're on a canal boat there's no barrier betwen you and the drop.



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Old May 7, 2005, 7:53 PM   #2
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Whoa, almost lost you amongst the trees, Alan!

I can't even climb up on a foot stool. Can you imagine what this vantage point is doing to me? However, if photos make the ladies gasp and clutch their pearls, you've darned well succeeded photographically!

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I can't even climb up on a foot stool.
Don't worry, Barbara, it's quite safe. You'll be enormously reassured to hear that the joints between the sections of cast iron trough are sealed with Welsh flannel boiled in sugar with an ox-blood and lime mortar.
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Don't worry, Barbara, it's quite safe. You'll be enormously reassured to hear that the joints between the sections of cast iron trough are sealed with Welsh flannel boiled in sugar with an ox-blood and lime mortar.
How reassuring.:O

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woah :shock:

i'm with barbara one this one lol...

except my limit is the 8 foot ladder

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Boiled in sugar? Lime and ox-blood mortar? Were they cooking or building a bridge?

You piqued my curiosity so much I had to do a web search on the aqueduct. Velly interesting.

Thanks for sharing some great photos.
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