The River Tees Flyover

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There are lots of interesting details in this picture if you have time to enlarge it...This stretch of the river Tees has only been accessible to the general public for a few decades..Until the 1980's, this was not a pretty place..The river was extremely polluted and there were only rough tracks. The elegant bridge over the Tees in the distance was built around 1975 and once opened, it freed the huge bottleneck of traffic whose flow was constricted by poor roads and antiquated bridges

This area of many hectares is now a clean and pleasant landscape, popular with walkers, cyclists and joggers! The picture comprises 12 separate frames.

One of the best walks along the banks of the lower Tees. The river, once the most polluted in the UK, now supports a burgeoning stock of Atlantic salmon that spawn many miles upstream in unpolluted gravel beds. Harbour seals are often seen here, in the tidal range, picking off the huge shoals of migrating fish that accumulate just below the Tees Barrage prior to breeding.

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Comments (20)

Biplab Kumar Pal on April 8, 2012

Nice landscape AXOTA, L1, best wishes, Biplab.

Buts Yuri on April 8, 2012

Very beautiful panorama and great colours! LIKE! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Richard Gregory 48 on April 9, 2012

You've been trespassing on my patch Jim it's a good job its a good picture, i would have had you thrown into the Teesside dungeons..( thats the nearest Pub) Like..Regards Richard

((Ospr3y)) on April 13, 2012

Nice capture, Jim! Well done. Watch out for Richard. ;)



Vojife on April 13, 2012

Beautiful landscape, beautiful sky, beautiful colours, beuatiful photo. Like, favourite and greetings from the Czech republic.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 15, 2012

Biplab Kumar Pal~~~Thanks Biplab :)

ButsYV~~~Much appreciated _Yuri :)

Richard~~~~I've possibly served sentences in quite a few of those dungeons Richard :)

((Ospr3y))~~~~~Aye! don't worry Liam, there plenty of good hiding places (dungeons) to hide in :)

Vojife~~~~I'm honoured by your generous appraisal and Y* :) glad you liked it!

To you all, I express my profound thanks for your friendly visits, your words of praise and encouragement without which, none of this would matter :)

Kind regards!


cjlin on April 16, 2012

Beautiful scenery. cjlin

mbe21 on April 16, 2012

Hi Jim

Lovely photo, I reckon a lot of work went into the taking and making of this one and it was all well worth it. It looks great at full size. LIKED

All the best Mick

Alexey Makhin on April 17, 2012

Hello Jim!

Fabulous view, wonderful lights!


LK 8, Greetings from Russia, Alexey

maurodiotto & mara -… on April 19, 2012

Magnificent panoramic photo. LIKE. Hello from Mauro & Mara.

Səməd on April 21, 2012

Great shot of an amazing landscape! I liked.

Cindy Breen on May 4, 2012

Lovely shot Jim and enlarged , nice to see so much green grass


Best wishes Marion

Ricardo Filho on May 7, 2012

Quiet place...


Best wishes,


>| Micha |< on May 17, 2012

Hello Jim,

pretty composition with the way in the right side and delightful landscape. like

Best wishes Micha

Mircea_RAICU on June 6, 2012


trikermike on June 11, 2012

Been ower yon brig a thoosand times when aa was a car driver, it's a reet guid shortcut to Yorkshire frae where ma hoose is!

taoy on June 16, 2012

Hello Jim,

Beautiful river scene. It's an interesting story about the river and the bridge. Thank you for sharing. YSL

Greetings from Tokyo, Japan.

Ivan Logvinov on July 11, 2012

Beautiful panorama!
Warm greetings from Russia!

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on July 25, 2012

Very nice landscape !


My friendly greeting,Natuska

& on December 3, 2012

Really a wonderful capture!!! like!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 7, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2011/05/12 13:49:20
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/350)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash