Weight and Stuff Report – 31 March 2017

Ooooh, down again today, how exciting. Or not.

I mentioned recently that last weekend was my first visit to the Queen Alexandra Bridge in Sunderland, which meant I had a bit of a surprise. As I approached, at first along the river, then at higher level, I could make out what looked like a brick viaduct, or rather part of one. I avoided scratching my head to avoid getting splinters, but I was curious. Eventually, all was revealed. It really was part of a viaduct! It appears that when the railway was removed from the top of the bridge, they removed the deck leading from it to the next section, and removed everything after that, leaving this wonderful thing. I hope they leave it permanently. It’ll make a lovely ruin in a a century or five….

Viaduct to Nowhere

Viaduct to Nowhere

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/170s
Focal length: 24.2mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 25 March, 2017
Location: 54° 54.9488′ 0″ N 1° 24.3946′ 0″ W

And yes, the caption is a reference to this: