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Quay and Bridge, Brockweir.
Quay and Bridge, Brockweir. - by Patrick Hogan ©
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Photographer: © Patrick Hogan (Gallery)(20th June 2014)
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Quay and Bridge, Brockweir.

The quay at Brockweir had a long history from its early days through to the latter part of the nineteenth century. Brockweir was the last tidal quay for boats traveling inland on the River Wye; the river is too shallow beyond Brockweir to cope with the draught of trading vessels from Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester etc. The association between the river and the village was such it was documented in 1870 that in the 17th and 18th centuries every resident of Brockweir depended on the river for their livelihood.............. The road bridge seen on the right was built in 1906 and connected with the Welsh side of the River Wye and saw the final nail securely hammered into the coffin of the Brockweir Quay. Perhaps interestingly the bridge, famously known as the Ugly Bridge, was built from iron girders floated up the river from Chepstow on barges and landed on the quay at Brockweir… so it could be argued the quay was instrumental in its own downfall.
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Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION Model: NIKON D800
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 22 mm, Aperture: f 9, ISO: 250, Exposure time: 1/320 sec, Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: June 19, 2014, 3:20 pm
ImageID:1190509, Image size: 3000 x 2002 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(23rd June 2014)

Great shot Patrick, excellent reflections. Very interesting narrative too.

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Comment by Dave John(23rd June 2014)

Interesting read Patrick and great reflections

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(23rd June 2014)

Indeed Patrick an informative text and super reflections in the pic.

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Comment by Colin Jones(17th July 2014)

Super shot interesting comments

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