Deconstruction of a bridge

Over the weekend Liverpool changed. They finally knocked down the footbridge across the Strand. I was surprised how quickly they did too. By 4pm Saturday this was all that was left. Onlookers watched as the bulldozers pottered about moving bits n pieces.

Camera: Canon 30D // Lens: Canon 24-70 // Exposure Time: 1 / 100 // FNumber: 2.8 // Focal Length: 70 // ISO: 640

4 responses

  1. Why did they knock out the bridge? The way you focused on the building made the bokeh wonderful with some noise on it.


  2. Pete,
    As usual, great photo but, more worringly, I drive under that bridge twice a day and, until I saw your photo just now, had completely failed to notice it wasn’t there!

  3. They knocked it out because it was a focus for anti-social behaviour and was the last of the 70s ‘eyesore’ bridges of its kind. Bit about it from the Daily Post below:

  4. Whoops, that didn’t work 😛

    The bridge, built in the early 1970s as part of the infamous walkway system, has been earmarked for removal as part of the multi-million pound city centre movement strategy.
    The bridge already closes at 9pm each night because of antisocial behaviour problems. It attracts vagrants sleeping rough, as well as gangs of youths.
    A street-level super crossing has already been completed to enable pedestrians to cross the busy highway in safety. The crossing is timed so that all traffic is stopped on both sides of the road to enable pedestrians to cross without interruption.
    The route is one of the main access points from the city centre to the Pier Head and the famous Three Graces.
    In recent years, the appearance of the bridge, one of the last remnants of the walkway, has deteriorated and it has been criticised by English Heritage.