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photo: aerial ropeway tower

Ropeway support tower

This is the only remaining ropeway support tower near SH610204. It is constructed of bullhead rail. The other towers were wooden. It is possible that this tower was a replacement for an earlier wooden tower.

There are two stones (foreground) with eye-bolts holes (one eye-bolt still in situ) in front of the tower and two more beyond the tower. Presumably they were anchors for wire stays to support the tower.

Considering the distance of this tower from the ropeway head end, and assuming a maximum interval of 200yd (183m) between towers, there were probably at least 11 and possibly 12 towers on the ropeway.

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