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Low Tide at Gas House Creek Harwich

Low Tide at Gas House Creek Harwich

Gantry tower for train ferry. Fabricated 1916. For War Office
at Richborough. Erected on present site 1923 by LNER. Steel
girder construction clad with steel sheet; timber piling and
fenders. 2 steel towers with raked supports with a covered-in
machinery platform and cabin spanning between them at high
level. A girder platform of 2 rail tracks width, hinged at its
landward end is suspended from the gantry and is adjusted
according to the state of tide.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the gantry is the earliest cross-channel
train ferry terminal to be built in England. When located at
Richborough it enabled a daily through train service supplying
Allied armies during World War I.

Listing NGR: TM2576832668


Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/250s f/20.0 at 55.0mm iso400 full exif

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Tom Munson12-May-2013 23:05
This is a wonderful composition, Ken!
Martin Lamoon12-May-2013 18:29
Excellent shot with the murky waters and the yacht in the foreground. v