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KingsferryBridge 2

KingsferryBridge 2

Thanks to Matt & Hazel for the picture.


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Thebigone 22-Jul-2014 06:48
I love that old semaphore arm signal just like the older series of Thomas the Tank Engine when narrated by Ringo Starr and George Carlin.
Guest 07-Jul-2014 18:37
I lived in Sheerness and went to school at Borden Grammar School in Sittingbourne. This meant a return trip to Sittingbourne over the old bridge by all the boys and girls from Sheppey based who attended the two Sittingbourne grammar schools.

The new big concrete road and rail bridge was built alongside the old one and that had a central, horizontal lifting span to allow ships destined for the paper mills to pass beneath it. That too had been replaced by the next time I visited the island and there is now a huge flyover for road traffic. I don't recall seeing what they did with the railway line! I think it would have been cheaper to dredge the other half of the Swale (the stretch of sea water separating Sheppey from the mainland.
jules 26-Apr-2014 00:52
Graham, You would be about 4yrs older than me then. where did you live?back then.(Jules - ex.Barton Hill Drive)
Guest 18-Jun-2010 19:52
I hve to wonder if the bloke up the signal is carrying out emergency signalling duties, as the signal is "clear" for trains travelling in the opposite direction to the one coming towards the camera!
Dr Roger H Sugg 15-Mar-2009 12:03
Who's the bloke up the signal?
Graham 11-Jun-2008 00:00
This bridge used to get hit by ships regularly. One of my early memories is having to go up to Chatham by tugboat as the bridge was out of order. We then picked up the bus service to London, where I used to stay with my family. If this bridge closed in 1959, I must have been around eight at the time.
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