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St Ives - by Zbigniew Siwik ©
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Photographer: © Zbigniew Siwik (Gallery)(4th June 2013)
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St Ives

St Ives Bridge is a 15th century bridge crossing the River Great Ouse in St Ives. During the English Civil War the bridge was partially blown up by the troops of Oliver Cromwell to prevent King Charles' troops approaching London from the Royalist base in Lincolnshire. The two arches on the southern side were demolished and a drawbridge installed in 1645 as a defensive measure by Cromwell's forces who held the town. The drawbridge remained in use until 1716. When the bridge was rebuilt that year the shape of the new arches was different from the surviving ones, leaving the bridge with two rounded arches on its South side and two Gothic arches on the North.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 17 mm, Aperture: f 6.4, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/400 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: June 2, 2013, 12:14 pm
ImageID:1176092, Image size: 3888 x 2592 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(4th June 2013)

Great shot, and thanks for all the info.

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Comment by MikeT(4th June 2013)

A beautiful capture Zbigniew

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(4th June 2013)

Excellent shot and good info to go with it.

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Comment by Mike Freeman(5th June 2013)

all has been said great shot Zbig

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(6th June 2013)

Super shot once more & info

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