I read with interest the Picture from the Past article on the Nostalgia page featuring one of Joseph Hardman's photographs of a bridge (Gazette, August 17, 'Whereabouts is this bridge?').

I can identify the bridge as the Rothay Bridge at Ambleside, which carries the A593.

It is an excellent photograph, although the site is overgrown now on both sides by trees.

You can no longer see the lovely metalwork on the right side of the bridge these days or the overflow span on the left hand side.

I have rowed up that river in a rowing boat in years gone by.

Donald Cook