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The bridge, known locally as Windy Bridge, is on the line between Hall Royd Junction, Todmorden and Gannow Junction.
Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Burnley are the nearest towns.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger traffic is mainly the hourly DMU service between Blackpool North and York, with the occasional charter working.
There is also a three times a week Immingham - Preston Dock bitumen train, that runs in the early morning, and its return tanks, returning mid morning, and other freights occasionally use the route.
The area is rural and in a deep valley and gives a virtually uninterrupted view in both directions along the line. It is totally unsuitable for photography after dark. There is no danger of disturbing farm animals. The road does have a footpath.
The location is on the A646. It is between Cliviger and Portsmouth where the road crosses over the railway.
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There is a lay-by almost opposite.
There are no amenities at the location but food outlets, toilets, etc. exist in Todmorden and Burnley, both of which are about 10 minutes drive away, and Hebden Bridge which is about 20 minutes drive away.
There are hotels, etc., in the Todmorden/Hebden Bridge area.
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Depending on the time of day and extent of sunlight photography can be from the footpath on the bridge or the road approach on the Todmorden side. It is not recommended to photograph trains approaching from Burnley because of a lack of footpath on that side of the road.
There may be sunlight problems in the morning due to the location facing East.
General views - All photographs © John Balaam unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
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