Post #2 of my walk from yesterday. We left off looking north from Villiers at the new Valley wall. Again, my preference is to post pics in the order that I took them, so be patient and scroll....
Photos taken October 23rd, 2022:
Villiers looks like a bit of wasteland at the moment; but WT has opted to place giant pictures of the work site in the former median of the road:
I also wandered up Munition Street. Anybody misplaced a heritage fire hall, because I found one.............:
Also, a disused piece of railway:
Then we arrive at Cherry Street: (looking south at excavation site)
Ah, here's that new bridge everyone's talking about:
Before we get close-ups...........its me, I had to look at the streetscape work thus far:
Above we see Honey Locust trees, which would generally be leafless at this point in the year, along with Red Dogwood shrubs, and other herbaceous plants, in what look to be pretty good planting conditions.
Large soil volume, in a continuous trench, water infiltration additive outside the trench, and buffered from salt spray in some measure with the paving stones between the planting and the bike path, and then bike path buffering the road as well.
Nice to see some real thought in this, I'm hopeful.
Below, is similar, along the bridge approach, but with a different shrub creating fall interest, and different trees as well, these are Swamp White Oak.
Right, I was here to shoot a bridge wasn't I?
We'll stop here for this one.......at least one more post to come, featuring views from this bridge, and views of the other Cherry Street bridge.