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Written by Pete Lawson - 02 Apr 2004
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Location notes
A footbridge on the outskirts of Bristol. It crosses the Bristol to Exeter mainline and has an industrial estate on one side, and open country on the other.
Railway type and traffic
Main Line between Bristol and Exeter. Cross Country trains, Local services, fair bit of freight including DRS flask trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays, (depending on timetable).
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Bristol, South Liberty Lane
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Environment
A safe place to visit during daylight hours. Photography not possible after dark.
Road directions
From the M5, junction 18:
Following signs for Bristol City FC. (A4). This will take you under the Clifton Suspension Bridge. After passing under the bridge keep following the signs for BCFC. This will take you over Bristol Docks and the River Avon. As you approach the football ground stay on the A3029 Winterstoke Road. Go across three roundabouts and as the road starts to go uphill the turning for South Liberty Lane is on the right, just past the garage. This junction is very busy. Be Careful!
Follow South Liberty Lane across one railway bridge and under another. The path to the footbridge is on the left near the big Securicor depot. It is just two fences close to each other with a Footpath sign pointing towards the railway. Keep your eyes peeled.

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Bristol, South Liberty Lane map co-ordinates
Parking
The estate is busy during weekdays although parking is usually possible. If none is visible turn into one of the residential roads and walk back to the bridge.
Public transport
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Amenities
There are vans selling food dotted about the trading estate. No toilets or pubs. Some shops on the nearby Ashton Drive.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Bristol, South Liberty Lane

Googly map
Streetmap links
Bristol, South Liberty Lane general view map
Bristol, South Liberty Lane close up map

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Bristol, South Liberty Lane



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Photographic notes
Good views in both directions along the mainline. Those coming from the Bristol direction can be seen for quite some distance so would be good for videographers wanting a 'long shot'.
Links to photographs at this location

Bristol Rail - South Liberty lane


General views - All photographs © Pete Lawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


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