This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Transport.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking about two of the slides I had made digital copies of over the Christmas period. They were of old fashioned transport used to ferry goods in the past.
A row of restored classic commercial vehicles on display at a steam rally in Cheshire, England.
A hire fleet of narrowboats on a canal in Cheshire, England. These are modern narrowboats with steel hulls. Narrowboats were originally made of wood and built to carry goods such as coal on the canal network.
The new Cosmic Photo Challenge is Technology.
The photo is of a lift bridge in the village of Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.
The lift bridge was designed by Thomas Telford, built in the 1790s and is still in use today. It spans the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal and carries traffic over the canal. When a boat comes along the bridge is lifted to allow the boat through.
Wrenbury Mill behind the bridge is now used by a company who rent canal narrow boats for holidays. Part of the hire fleet is visible on the right of the photo.
Or at least potential voyages.
One Word Sunday.