Sunday, 25 August 2013

The end of the river Tame

This is the view downstream from the last footbridge over the river Tame. It is crossed by a pipework bridge and then flows under the M60 motorway to join the river Goyt and form the river Mersey.

This is the view looking back from under the motorway. The footpath alongside is part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Before the motorway was built the Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC) railway line through Stockport (Tiviot Dale) crossed the river Tame between these two crossing points. Now only the buttresses remain. It has been reported that these precarious perches have been used as sleeping quarters by homeless people.

A contribution to Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.


  1. Fascinating photography ~ great post ~ thanks, carol, ^_^

  2. I have really enjoyed this trip with you and the River Thame. Such a beautiful country!

  3. «Louis» suspects that some confuse the name "Tame" with "Thames".

    It is interesting to see the buttresses of the old railway bridge, no doubt a remnant of the Industrial Revolution that brought England to the forefront of world powers as she had never before been. The remaining buttresses are a testament to how things change.

    A fine contribution to Sunday Bridges.

  4. The old bridge support is really neat. Very complex, but not a place I'd like to sleep.