The Old Shoreham Toll Bridge

By: snowgood

Sep 17 2019


Category: aircraft, Architecture, Cars, Sussex

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Approaching Shoreham the Adur was swollen by the high tide.

Along the cinder track traffic levels increased, and there was a cool sea breeze heralding the imminent arrival at the coast.

Whilst I was tempted by the excellent patisserie in town the clock was ticking, so I took the wooden bridge towards the airport.

This ancient structure was rebuilt over 10 years ago, and now offers free access to those who’d prefer to miss out the town.

You may recall it was here that s Hawker Hunter airshow stunt went horribly wrong?

On Saturday light aircraft and helicopters were active, and jets were not evident.

A little known fact. Just over the bridge is McLaren’s engine partner.

They’re kept busy by Britain’s emerging supercar manufacturer.

Trips down the A22 often feature a Macca being driven with great restraint. Presumably some development drivers pop in on Riccardo to discuss the next engine evolution?

As much as I admire them it seems to me that the common man has just as much to be thankful for when crossing the river on such a lovely structure.

Maybe I’m too easily pleased?

Less than two miles to the sea.

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