North Entrance Outer Bridge Brick Arch Ruins, Western Heights, Dover, UK

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John Latter on July 14, 2009

A view of the upper part of the brick arch on the outer bridge of the North Entrance to Dover's Napoleonic defenses on the Western Heights.

Note there is only only layer of bricks above the curved brick archway and then a concrete block which was added during the Second World War.

On the other side of the arch there are five layers of original bricks - ie the brick arch originally sloped towards the tenaille which lies behind the viewer.

These additional layers of bricks can be seen in this photo of the outer bridge, but only if you click on the photo to see the original size.

The brick arch sloped to accomodate the drop-down section of the outer bridge as shown in the outer bridge plans image.

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John Latter on November 30, 2009

The far side of the Outer Bridge connects to the original North Military Road ("Military Hill").

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  • Uploaded on July 14, 2009
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/07/12 12:48:20
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash