The railway made Grange-over-Sands; and part of that legacy is a wonderful but decidedly odd-looking metal bridge over the line as you’re leaving the town to the West – in the direction of Barrow-in-Furness. It’s a favourite piece of architecture – mainly for the photogenic views up the line, as in the cover shot…
The giant L-shaped structure dominates this part of the promenade. It used to be possible to walk across the twin track line at several points, but some near-misses with the children of inattentive parents meant their closure. Today, there is only the station, itself, and this bridge until you get to the end of promenade where there’s an old and dingy tunnel that allows you to make the return via a park.
The metal bridge links to several of the larger car parks – essential for visitors as the centre of Grange is a narrow place and cars enter at their peril! Its also used by promenade cyclists to get back to their vehicles.
©Stephen Tanham 2022
Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.