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The Whitemill Packhorse Bridge over the River Stour taken today in Sturminster Marshall,Dorset., 30th Jan shows the waters are still running high, but it is at least sunny,dry and mild and feels like Spring is almost here.
There are documentary references to the building of “A Bridge on the River Stour adjacent to the White Mill” in the year 1175. Although the bridge we see today is probably a sixteenth century structure (somewhat hacked around by the Victorians) we know, from an investigation of the foundations a few years ago, that it stands on timber pilings which have themselves been carbon dated to the twelfth century. This is alleged to be the oldest bridge site in Dorset

Taken with an Olympus E-520 DSLR
HDR in Dynamic Photo
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Top Ten Place in The Photography Challenge Group ‘Bridges’ Challenge *Oct*2013*

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  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous colours Pauline. xx

  • Thank you so much Richard xx

    – naturelover

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 2 years ago

    magical capture .. just love it

  • Glad you like it Angel, thanks loads x

    – naturelover

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image – love the processing

  • Thanks for the lovely comment Chris x

    – naturelover

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Happy you like it Rick, thanks loads x

    – naturelover

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful HDR and description! Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you so much fior the super comment Lynn x

    – naturelover

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work!!!

  • Really appreciated Vitta thank you x

    – naturelover

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 2 years ago

    What a beautiful picture, Pauline. I do love bridges.

  • We have 2 ancient Packhoirse Bridges in this small Village David, thanks so much for the lovely comment x

    – naturelover

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

    Nice bit of edititing dear Pauline,that is still high but as you say,Spring is on the way.x

  • Many thanks foir the lovely comment my friend, yes fast runnuing still, just hope that is the end of the rain Have a lovely day xx

    – naturelover

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