Sunday, 17 February 2013

Bishops Bridge

Next up are the 3 over bridges that cross near Byers Green (‘Byers’means‘ancient woods')

Bishop Lightfoot hated the railway and would only give his consent for the use of his land if a
special ‘double’bridge was built over the railway for his personal use.The bridge is twice the normal
width and had trees planted along each side to screen the Bishop from the detested railway. It is now
known as the Bishops Bridge and is unique in County Durham.

The bridges slope from right to left but not mine... :) While I could do it I see no point, it would only restrict where I could use the bridges. Often I square corners to suit my needs, after all I am the sky fairy of this world.
I will make sure the stone matches the under bridge so that the textures can be mixed and matched.
Modular is always wise.

On a different and tragic note, I will be taking a few days out, due to the untimely death of my dad.
I am heading back north to be with family and friends during this sad time.



Geoff Potter said...

Hello Derek

That is sad news about your father.

Have a safe trip back home.

Paul Williams said...

Derek, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. Your family will be a comfort to you at this very difficult time, the rest doesn't matter.

Paul Williams

eyore said...

Condolences for the loss of your Dad