Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Rolling Bridge, Saint-Malo

 

 This “Bridge” has always fascinated me. It was pulled by chains along the sea bed on what looks like very fragile legs. I wouldn’t like to have been on it on a stormy day. Here the tide is out so that you can see the entire workings of the bridge which connected Saint-Malo to Saint-Servin from 1873 until 1922. The bridge was closed after being hit by the Norwegian ship, Brawn.

Reminds me of the inventions of W. Heath Robinson

4 comments:

Caroline said...

Looks marvellous though how it lasted fifty years is beyond me...

Isobel said...

Wow! It does look very flimsy. Lol! A very neat invention though.

Doris said...

Gosh, really quite something and how splendid there was a postcard of it. Thanks for sharing Anji :-)

Anji Knutsen said...

Caroline: They must have had a lot of rust problems - was WD40 around in those days?

Isobel:I can imagine the squeeky noise which must have gone with it.

Doris: It was a popular postcard subject!