13 June 2005

13th June: Hovercraft under Laira bridge

This was a real surprise for me today. I have not seen a hovercraft in Plymouth before. It spent about half an hour messing about on the River Plym. It is seen here heading back out to sea having just passed under the old Laira Railway bridge. It is just about to pass under the nwer road bridge to the right of this shot.
In the background behind the hovercraft are the remains of the original road bridge where you can still see the original plaque commemorating its being built.

There is a page on the Plymouthdata web site which gives a bit more detail on the bridge along with a photo of the crossing before the new road bridge was. its well worth a look!


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