I hope you are still on this Gobbins cliff-path walk with me and today I will tell you a bit about the bridges. A series of 15 new bridges and 6 new gallery structures (which hug the side of the cliff) were constructed and installed during 2014-15. The path includes an iconic new Tubular Bridge. Weighing over 5.4 tonnes, it was craned into position on the 22nd October 2014.
This is a cave we passed and I heard Pigeons cooing in it.
Visitors can once again enjoy the 22m-long tunnel, including a section which runs below sea-level. Four of the new bridges are over 30 metres in length.
There are a total of 1,400 steps we have to climb!
You may be glad to hear, we are now on our way back.
I loved the different views from the bridges.
Now the hundreds of birds on this cliff are probably to hard to see but I will be showing you close ups of Razorbill, Common Guillemot, Shag and Puffin with a video clip on Saturday’s Critters.
As I looked out at the Irish Sea, I saw this lone fishing boat hard at work.
As we were entering the tubular bridge on our way back, George, our guide, said we should take a group photograph.
So that is all for today but look in again tomorrow.
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