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Visual Decay

The pits (coal mines) of Derbyshire all had one striking feature in common… The Railway. The bridge here crosses the old dismantled railway to the old Ireland Colliery site that is now home to various industrial units and thriving businesses.

It stands abandoned yet functional, not in a state of disrepair more a state of visual decay. It’s covered in unsightly graffiti, rusted to hell. It looks as though it hasn’t had a paint job in years. I’m not sure if I remember it any other way. What I do know is that it looks an eyesore in passing, It look foreboding as if some chav is waiting like a troll to pounce on you when crossing.

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The Old Railway Bridge, Fan Road, Staveley 2019
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The Old Railway Bridge, Fan Road, Staveley 2019