SX5054 : Laira Cycle Bridge

taken 5 years ago, near to Turnchapel, Plymouth, Great Britain

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Laira Cycle Bridge
Laira Cycle Bridge
Laira Bridges

Laira Bridge is a disused railway bridge that crosses the River Plym in the city of Plymouth. The bridge was refurbished to carry a pedestrian and cycle path, which opened in 2015.
The name is also used to refer to the road bridge that runs alongside and carries the A379 road.
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National Cycle Network Route 27

National Cycle Network Route 27 is a 99 miles long route between Ilfracombe and Plymouth, of which 71 miles are traffic-free. The route combines the beaches and estuaries of North Devon with the lush green valleys of the Torridge, the Tavy, the Walkham and other evocative West Country rivers. The route also skirts round the western flank of Dartmoor offering superb views of Cornwall and the surrounding area. There is also many local links and spurs to explore. Largely tracing the course of former railway lines, the route takes you through tunnels and across the breathtaking viaducts and bridges bequeathed by Victorian railway engineers.

The Laira :: SX5055

Laira was originally the name given to that part of the estuary of the River Plym from the Cattewater up to Marsh Mills in Plymouth. The name may derive from a Brythonic word corresponding to the Welsh llaeru, meaning 'to ebb'.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 October, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 3 February, 2017
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Paths  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5012 5425 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:22.1407N 4:6.5335W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5011 5422
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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