Tournament Bridge

I thought I would post another couple of pictures from Eglinton Country Park.
First of all can you imagine how lovely this walk would be in the summer when all the leaves are on the trees - I'll have to go back and see. I just love tree lined pathways.

 And this is the Tournament Bridge


I think it looks very impressive - along with the perfect reflection in the water. It really caught my eye. They certainly knew how to build castles and bridges all those years ago.

Here is a little bit of information on the bridge for anybody who is interested - I'm afraid I had to google it! The information office at the Eglinton wasn't open. Nothing opens around here until April.


The surviving 'Tournament Bridge' w
as built to provide an appropriate crossing point to gain access to the far side of the Lugton Water and the Eglinton Kennels, circa 1845. Archibald Montgomerie, the 13th Earl of Eglinton had the bridge built in a Gothic style, using cast iron for the arches, pinnacles, etc. and stone for the two pairs of miniature ornamental towers at either end. These towers have subtle design differences which are significant in the context of the extended history of the bridge. This 'Tournament' bridge is said to have been designed by the architect David Hamilton;  agreement to build the original three arched bridge was reached on 16 October 1799 by the 12th Earl of Eglinton and Hamilton's first recorded work dates from 1807. 

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Comments

TexWisGirl said…
it is a beauty, for sure.
CameraCruise said…
Wow, I love that bridge!!!
Great shots.
Debbie said…
gorgeous ellie....i adore tree lined streets, especially when they form a tunnel!!

you should share the reflection with weekend reflections. it's really beautiful!!
Giga said…
Tę lubię spacerować alejami. Zdjęcie mostu z pięknym odbiciem w wodzie jest wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam. *** I like to walk in the alleys. Photo of the bridge with a beautiful reflection in the water is wonderful. Yours.
Gina Kleinworth said…
WOW- it's beautiful!!!!!!!! Love the reflection too.
Rose said…
That is a beautiful bridge--one one of the prettiest I have seen.
Pat MacKenzie said…
What a beautiful bridge, and your picture with the reflection is amazing. You live in such a beautiful, historical part of the world.
Lea White said…
Your photos are amazing!!!! The photo with the trees really drew me in!
Just beautiful - love the reflections in your photo!
Love the photo of the bridge and the history you provided Ellie. A wonderful structure!

And I hope you do revisit the tree-lined lane in the spring or summer. :)
This warmed me up a bit instead of looking at snow! That reflection is gorgeous. Diane
hannah said…
You had the most perfect lighting for that bridge picture. It looks exotic.
Kerri said…
Beautiful bridge and FABULOUS reflection!!

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