66213 Over 29 March 2008

66213 passes the site of Over Junction, near Gloucester with the 6M60 23:41 Tavistock Junction to Bescot china clay train on 29 March 2008. The line to Gloucester Docks diverged to the left behind the bushes on the left. Just visible on the right is Thomas Telford's magnificent bridge over the River Severn. Now no longer used by road traffic, this flat arched bridge has a very worrying slight dip in the middle which occurred when the temporary framework used in the construction was removed in 1829. Telford left the bridge for a couple of years before opening it to see if the dip increased, which thankfully it didn't!