Outer Bridge Ruins, North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK (3)

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John Latter on April 4, 2007

The rusting skeleton of Bridge 1 connecting the North Military Road ('Military Hill') to a 150x25 yard tenaille or 'stand-alone' outwork. The Bridge 2 bridge/drawbridge combination then crosses from the far-side of the tenaille to a tunnel which finally emerges on the Western Heights.

This photo of Bridge 1 was taken from beneath the bricked arch.

Compare the undergrowth of the moat with a 'sanitised' version from the Drop Redoubt

Also see: Drop Redoubt, North Center Bastion, and the Grand Shaft - or click on Western Heights for all related images.

As I have mentioned in the 'Comments' of other photos, large areas of the Western Heights (notably excluding the Citadel itself which has always been in official use) were used as a play-ground when I was a child. The above photo was taken on June 19th, 2005 when I was 54 years-old. Despite this great age, I was sorely tempted, and I mean sorely, to cross one of the I-beams (I'm biting my lip in still wanting to do it even as I write).

Part of Dover's Napoleonic defenses built on, and embedded into, the Western Heights.

VKeith on October 30, 2007

Ah yes. Reminds me of walking the beams in hay barns and certain old logs across rocky streams. And if you fall ... you're afraid they'll put you in an asylum. LOL.

John Latter on July 19, 2009

There is also a video of the North Entrance which has been split into two to meet YouTube requirements:

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 1)

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 2)

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John Latter on July 20, 2009

This 'outer bridge' was a drop-down bridge/bridge combination.

John Latter on November 30, 2009

Click to see all photos relating to the original North Military Road ("Military Hill").

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  • Uploaded on April 5, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2005/06/19 12:12:31
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash