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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Goodbye to the Two Towers...

I was born in Rotherham in the early 60's, and for "the whole of my life" I remember the two cooling towers of Tinsley Viaduct. I've just read up, and discovered that the Viaduct was opened in 1968, so it must have been built about the time I started school, and the cooling towers are the remaining two of the original 7 that were part of Blackburn Meadows power station.

The local media have been very interested in this story.

The viaduct is an impressive structure: the first 2 level motorway bridge apparently. It sways with the traffic...

The towers are all set to be destroyed on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend.
More later.



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