PENARTH PHOTOGRAPHER ON A MISSION TO CAPTURE BRAIN’S BRIDGES

The famous/notorious Brain's railway bridge on Windsor Road - one of the local Brains Bridges captured in a time lapse photo by Penarth photographer Katrina Dimech

The famous/notorious Brain’s railway bridge on Windsor Road, Penarth – one of the six local Brains Bridges being captured in time-exposure pictures by Penarth photographer Katrina Dimech

Well-known Penarth photographer Katrina Dimech has embarked on a mission to capture photographs of all the “Brains” railway bridges – which bear the logo of beers produced by the iconic Cardiff  brewers.

Katrina has identified 6 “Brain’s” railway bridges and is aiming to immortalise every one of them on camera before the paintwork fades or flakes any further.

The WIndsor Road "Brain's Bridge" was built in 1892 - and only hass 14 ft 3 inches of clearance - a point often missed by lorry drivers with big loads

The Windsor Road “Brain’s Bridge” was built in 1892 – and only has 14 ft 3 inches of clearance – a point often missed by lorry drivers with big loads

Penarth photographer Katrina Dimech of "Shutter Hire" at work

Penarth photographer Katrina Dimech of “Shutter Hire” at work

Apart from the familiar – and frequently clonked – black bridge across at Windsor Road, Penarth, the others are all in Cardiff  – at Penarth Road Cardiff, Clare Road, Bute St and Bute Terrace.

Katrina – who has a photography studio “Shutter Hire” in Dinas Powys  has told Wales on Line she is only interested in the Brains bridges “because they are specific to Cardiff’s identity, and that’s what makes them a great piece for art in the home”. 

She’s hoping to sell the original prints as wall canvases for home decoration

Who knows? …The initiative might even prompt Brains to get the paint brushes out and spruce up their neglected and rusty railbridge at Cogan.

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3 Responses to PENARTH PHOTOGRAPHER ON A MISSION TO CAPTURE BRAIN’S BRIDGES

  1. These lorry people who “miss” the height restrictions are a menace to other road users and, even more so, railway users. Think what would happen they did enough damage to derail a train just before it was due to pass?

    Those that miss “these” restrictions should be subject to a permanent driving ban.

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