View Full Version : Archived: Nayburn Swing Bridge, Nr York April 2009

28-04-2009, 08:30 PM
The Flying Scotsman crosses the swing bridge at Nayburn in 1969 on its way to York.

In recent years, the bridge has been found a new lease of life as part of the York to Selby cycle way.

The York to Selby line opened in 1871, and for 110 years the locomotives rolled over the swing bridge at Nayburn. The junction was a slow one though, and in the 1980's the line was rerouted to help pick up speed.

The bridge was left to rust, a derelict monument to a once vital link between York, Selby and on towards London.

There is some great stuff to look at here, massive gears, enormous rusting wheels inside the bridge.

I agree with Theoss, as it is impossible to photograph that well. Still, a nice place to visit.