NY2623 : Death of a footbridge

taken 13 years ago, near to Keswick, Cumbria, Great Britain

Death of a footbridge
Death of a footbridge
The floods of winter 2004/5 were mostly on the news for the effects in Carlisle, but the same weather affected this area. The old Fitz Park footbridge could probably have survived the effects of just the water, as it had open fencing sides, but the impact and greater hydraulic resistance of trees sounded its death knell and flattened it into the left bank. We had paddled the river (at a fairly low level) on the day of this photograph and had noted some significant changes to the river's topography as rapids had washed out, a well-known overhanging tree had disappeared and several others threatened to fall into the river. Four years later, the river is changing more gradually, but is on its way to being more as it was. The footbridge itself has been replaced with a new one higher above the river level.
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 January, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 March, 2009
Flood damage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2691 2353 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.0980N 3:7.9750W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2685 2357
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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