Thursday, 29 March 2012

Oakamoor Bridge

Oakamoor Bridge
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 14mm, 1/500s @ f/8)
Oakamoor bridge was built in 1710 to carry the turnpike road safely across the river Churnet. Oakamoor is the original home of the copper works of Thomas Bolton. The photo is taken from the site of the copper works. The works closed in the 1960s and very little trace of it remains. Its claim to fame is that it manufactured the copper cable that made up the first transatlantic telegraph cable in 1858.

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