p55311 - Central Bridge, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire - Gloucestershire

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Central Bridge, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Central Bridge looking north, Mineral Loop Cyclepath, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire



Date : 1st November, 2014
Photograph Reference P55311
Camera : Sony A550
ISO : 800
Exposure Time : 1/60sec
Aperture : F7.1
Focal Length : 24mm
Modifications : RAW modified

I think this is named in honour of the fact that the Forest of Dean  Central Railway was supposed to have passed under here.  However, according to "Severn and Wye Railway - Volume 4", this is  actually a bridge across a forest ride; the railway bridge was the next one down, and that has been replaced (another recent  publication "Rails Through The Forest" appears to confirm this).   Not only that, the Central Railway was never extended this far, as the  Mineral Loop made the extension redundant.
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