shot was taken through a wire mesh and through glass, so I apologise
for the quality. It is a drawing of the new lift bridge being
built over the harbour where the old swing bridge was.
idyllic view, taken early in the morning, of the building site
from the North Quay
up the harbour at the building works you can see on the left the
wheelhouse for the old swing bridge. The plan is to build a water
tight cocoon in which will be built a hinged wall attached to
the harbour wall and a midstream support pillar. When finished
the cocoon will be transferred to the other side of the harbour
where the procedure will be repeated. A fixed span will then be
fitted from the South Quay to the central pillar and from the
North Quay to the central pillar will be the lift bridge. The
hinged walls underneath fold flat at high tide and swing upright
at half tide to maintain the water level in the inner harbour.
back from the bridge is the decimated area of Walpole Avenue,
at the top is the rear view of Yates Wine Lodge, now being refurbished
as offices. The Peveril and Yates' were often the only sights
that many a day-tripper ever saw of the Isle of Man. Another well
known drinking house in Walpole Avenue was the herb beer shop
where a large sasperilla was the order of the day. The Royalty
Cinema at the bottom right has been demolished to make way for
more office space.