Sharpness Dock

Today, on the 60th anniversary of the Severn Railway Bridge Disaster, Andy and I went down to the river. The disaster occurred in thick fog. Two barges hit one of the piers on the bridge causing two spans to collapse. Five men died.

While we were there we noticed a ship about to enter the lock and stayed to watch.

The red hull of the Feed Rogaland can be seen.
The lock gates opened lowering the water level in the basin.
You can see how far the water level dropped.
The Feed Rogaland, carrying cement, comes through,
into the Severn and off to sea.

The weather changed suddenly, and dramatically and we rushed through the rain to the car.

Until next time,

Carol

2 thoughts on “Sharpness Dock

  1. How interesting. I love a dock myself. I think it is because my grandfather and all his brothers worked on the Clydeside shipyards. It’s in my blood!

  2. Hi Carol,
    Very interesting pictures from Sharpness!
    We went on Wednesday for a look around. We were going to the hulks at Purton but the weather turned ghastly. So we headed fro Sharpness instead.
    We saw beautiful rainbows and views across the river to the Autumn foliage, but no ship entering/exiting the lock.
    Hope you are well,
    Love Ruth xx

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