The Bridges of the Tamar
66 images courtesy of Nick Hairs.
This is gallery of all the bridges that span or spanned the River Tamar. All the photos were taken by Nick Hairs as he travelled the length of the Tamar from it’s humble beginnings to it’s magnificent entrance to Plymouth Sound. He was accompanied by three ‘Lanson’ characters who will be remembered by many from the town. They were none other than Merv Copp, Garfield Gynn, and Norman Wonnacott. So enjoy this virtual trip along the Tamar with Nick. (
All photos are published courtesy of Nick Hairs and remain his copyright)
Merv Copp, Garfield Gynn and Norman Wonnacott starting their bridge trek. Photo courtesy of Nick Hairs.
The Lanson threesome, Merv, Garfield and Norman.
It was a lovely sunny day for our mooch about ... Buses Mill Bridge
New Bridge up stream from North Tamar Lakes.
New Bridge with our guides up top.
New Bridge with me posing like a .. pfft
This is the River Tamar below Tamar Lake Dam.
Virworthy Bridge from the north.
Virworthy Bridge from the south.
Dexbeer Bridge down stream.
Dexbeer Bridge up stream.
Moreton Bridge ... note the ripples ... I lost me footing and splish splash it spoilt the effect for this pic.
Ok it is not a public highway but ... the road is just behind me and this is a bridge across the Tamar ... it leads to a farm ... Kingford Mill ... and yes that was the car we rode around in.
Blackpool Bridge up stream.
Blackpool Bridge down stream.
Blackpool Bridge ... Garfield spotted a yellow hammer.
Bridgerule Bridge and time for a pasty.
Bridgerule Bridge down stream.
Bridgerule Bridge up stream.
Tamerton Bridge down stream.
Tamerton Bridge up stream.
Druxton Bridge ... this bridge is built using the Horsebridge/Greystone Bridge design.
'Old' Netherbridge Bridge
'Old' Netherbridge Bridge
'Old' Netherbridge Bridge ... note the change of the water ... it is starting to flow more here and further down stream.
The old Tamar crossing for the North Cornwall Railway Line.
The remains of the old GWR Railway Line across the Tamar.
Greystone Bridge before the traffic lights were installed.
Greystone Bridge down stream.
Horsebridge Bridge Built 1437 ... the first bridge across The River Tamar.
Horsebridge ... As i was taking this shot I had three milkers (Cows) behind me ... then i heard somebody shouting ... ( in a high pitched Lady Bucket voice ... i say young man << laffs ... you cant stand in the water you may scare the salmon ... so I nodded and made my self scarce.
Horsebridge.........It is rumoured that a swift pint was consumed at the Inn on the Devon side.
Gunnislake Newbridge. The same design as Greystone/Horse Bridge.
Calstock and its Viaduct.
Calstock Viaduct down stream.
The end of our journey ... Brunels finest ? maybe ... The Albert Railway Bridge.
Another river view of the two crossings ... Tamar Road Bridge in the background.
The two Tamar Bridges taken up stream .. the end ... hope I've not bored you.