On With the New

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #68: Aug 2018

Breydon New Bridge — seen above — was built in 1983.

I remember it well; it was the year I moved to Great Yarmouth…

… from Costessey, with its old bridge — seen below

Costessey Mill: March 2018


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46 Responses to On With the New

  1. Dale says:

    Glad I changed my mind… I was gonna do something similar 😉
    Doesn’t have the same charm as the old one did, does it? (Though the pictures are great!)

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  2. Quite a big difference from old to new.


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  4. Laleh Chini says:

    great advice dear.

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  5. Violet Lentz says:

    I too rather favor the old bride in Costessey Mill. It seems to have so much more flavor than the new construction…

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    • I have a soft spot for the old bridge too. Time was, we dived off that bridge. But then the water authorities made the river this side of the bridge into a weir. No depth to the water now. And it doesn’t stop the flooding, though I suppose it helps the banks erosion. I think it was done to help prevent acidents as the road over the bridge got busier.

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      • Violet Lentz says:

        Traffic is a good motivator. That is one thing I love about Alaska there is no traffic. Ever. Now there might be in Anchorage, but I have never been.

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      • I don’t know for certain, but I think when the mill was built, that the road through to the next village was also built. Until then there’d been a single-lane cart track that crossed the river further along, still used in 1950s, but even the track is now marked as private property. Ch-ch-changes. 🙂

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  6. Lynn Love says:

    I like that switch from old to new, as if the bridges represent a move in your life, from old to new. (Not new now, of course!) As Dale says, great photos

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  7. I love the old bridge. I understand why new bridges look the way they do from a design perspective, but it would be cool if the builders could still provide a facade of some sort to make them look so delightful.

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