Saturday, 25 January 2014

River Goyt at Howard Street Bridge

The last bridge over the river Goyt is Howard Street bridge. A small island has built up between the flow through the two arches. A man can be seen on the island but how he managed to gain access I couldn't say.

Someone had tweeted earlier that day, "Why is the Goyt orange this morning?" A few hours later I took several photos of the river here. I posted three of them yesterday. The river as can be seen from this closer crop is indeed coloured orange. It is probably due a seepage or iron ore but where from I don't know and I've not seen news reports about it.

I do not know how this man, with an e-cigarette in his mouth, got onto the island nor what he is collecting in the plastic bag.

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


  1. The guy does look rather mysterious. And I'm not sure it is the orange in the river that fascinates him. Looks like an old, well-weathered bridge.

  2. I've read the book and seen the movie... Mysterious Island.

  3. Great captures, Gerald!
    «Louis» thought perhaps the color of the water was due to a massive coffee spill. :-)
    It is curious how that man got out to that little island!

    «Louis» thanks you for linking this with Sunday Bridges.

  4. It seems that man is collecting something to his pocket as well...and the colour of the river is really strange...However the bridge is beautiful...

  5. Nice little reportage Gerald but unfortunately only questions and no answers, but very good illustrated.

  6. It looks like a very enduring kind of bridge, Gerald.