Photographer's Note

The Old Bridge in my home town of Warkworth, Northumberland, taken from the banks of the River Coquet one afternoon late in October.

The bridge is now used for pedestrians only - a new road bridge was built just behind this one (partly visible through the arches) in the '50s.

The structure dates from the fourteenth century, and is one of only a couple of fortified bridges in the country - the road passes through an arched gatehouse at the south end, just out of view on the right of the shot.

In the 19th Century, the gatehouse structure was used a gaol, confining locals who had 'had a few too many' until they sobered up the next day.

In photoshop, I adjusted levels and saturation, and cropped to a panoramic format to cut a rather uninteresting (and overexposed!) sky.

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