Lovely old picture of Darwen Street, viewed from the railway bridge. Look at how the tram tracks in the foreground cross each other. They crossed like that at the other end of this stretch of Darwen Street too, where the road forked into Mincing Lane.
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I've often wondered how they run the overhead power lines for the Trams under Darwen St Bridge without running the risk of them touching the steelwork. If you look at the underside of the bridge towards Park Rd from Darwen St you can see that the cross members have a "Taper" on them, I think that this might have been to allow for the rise in the road levels at this point to accomodate the power Lines (But it's only a guess)ReplyDelete
Sounds like an educated guess to me John. I'm clueless with anything like that. Cheers !ReplyDelete