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Japanese traveller travels 6k miles to sketch a Warrington overpass though left when he couldn’t find it

October 30th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Photographer Taichi Kondo, 37, visited Cheshire final year to see bridge
  • But after acid around Warrington, he gave adult query to snap structure
  • However he returned with a crony final month and finally detected it 

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A Japanese traveller was left exceedingly unhappy after he trafficked scarcely 6,000 miles to revisit a famous overpass – though couldn’t find it.

Photographer Taichi Kondo, 37, visited Cheshire final year anticipating to snap a Warrington Transporter Bridge, that is a final remaining rail transporter overpass in a world.

But after acid Warrington and a surrounding area for a bridge, that notwithstanding being some-more than 76ft high is notoriously tough to find, he certified better and returned home.

Second time lucky: Taichi Kondo (pictured) finally found a Warrington Transporter Bridge after a squandered 6,000 mile journey

Second time lucky: Taichi Kondo (pictured) finally found a Warrington Transporter Bridge after a squandered 6,000 mile journey

The Warrington Transporter Bridge is a final remaining rail transporter overpass in a world

The Warrington Transporter Bridge is a final remaining rail transporter overpass in a world

Mr Kondo, from Tokyo, detected a Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge website when he was behind in Japan and, before returning to a UK final month, asked travelling partner Riyo Okiyama to hit a village organisation for directions.

Happily, a span were most luckier on their second try and took snaps of a 1915-built class dual listed overpass over a River Mersey to infer they had done it when they visited in September.

Office workman Ms Okiyama, 40, who lives in Ibaraki, said: ‘We do not know what will occur to a Warrington transporter overpass in future, though we will go there again.

Mr Kondo detected a Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge website when he was behind in Japan

Mr Kondo detected a Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge website when he was behind in Japan

‘Mr Kondo wants to take cinema from a opposite place and in a opposite season. We feel this overpass is so good and attractive.

‘I am blissful that a outing is highlighted if it leads to a refuge of Warrington transporter bridge.’

Mr Kondo, who is a veteran equine racing photographer, takes cinema of bridges as a hobby and reason a private muster of his shots during Canon galleries in Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo this summer.

During their outing final month he and Ms Okiyama visited a sites of other famous UK transporter bridges in Middlesbrough and Newport before stability to Germany.

Ms Okiyama said: ‘Mr Kondo’s subsequent dream is to reason a print muster underneath a thesis of universe transporter bridges.

‘Through a exhibition, he wants many Japanese people to know a mass and a benefaction conditions of universe bridges like a Warrington transporter bridge.’

Margaret Ingham, authority of a Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge group, said: ‘The overpass is formidable to find and many Warrington people do not know of a existence, hence a extensive directions on a homepage.

‘We need some-more support in a UK and birthright appropriation to safety a overpass and make it an item Warrington can be unapproachable of as a usually rail transporter overpass in a world.’

Despite being some-more than 76ft high, a overpass is notoriously tough to find

Despite being some-more than 76ft high, a overpass is notoriously tough to find

The Japanese tourists took snaps of a 1915-built class dual listed overpass over a River Mersey to infer they had done it

The Japanese tourists took snaps of a 1915-built class dual listed overpass over a River Mersey to infer they had done it

 


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