Ramsey Swing Bridge is back open but only for a day or so and only for pedestrians for the 2014 Ramsey Sprint. A welcome site for many I am sure ð Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on the image for a larger view.
Ramsey Harbour swing bridge links the main part of the town of Ramsey, to Mooragh Promenade, which runs along the seafront. It carries both a road and a footway over the Sulby River, the bridge was completed in 1892 and the intricate metal work spans 64m. The Swing Bridge is closed at present for essential maintenance work . Both of the images were captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on any of the images for a larger view.
I caprtued this image today whilst in Ramsey, it generally depicts Ramsey’s Swing Bridge but if you look at the image you will see a few iconic landmarks from the North of the Isle of Man. To the left of the image you can see St Pauls apartments which are the highest apartments on the Island, next to it is the beautiful St Paul’s Church. In the centre of the image you can see Albert Tower which was erected to commemorate the visit to Ramsey of Prince Albert in September 1847, when he randomly walked up that hill on his visit to overview the town. To the top right of the image you can see the second largest mountain on the island “North Barrule” This image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Feel free…
This lovely old building stands on South Quay in Douglas right opposite the new lifting bridge. The tower used to be the control tower for the former swing bridge where the bridge was hydraulically operated to swing it open. Gas Works steps that lead from South Quay up to Fort William can also be seen to the left of the image. The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Click on the image for a larger view!