SP1871 : Split Bridge at Lapworth Locks

taken 13 years ago, near to Kingswood, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Split Bridge at Lapworth Locks
Split Bridge at Lapworth Locks
The bridge in the foreground was built with a gap in the middle to allow the towing line to drop down the middle in the days of horse drawn narrow boats. This meant that the bridge did not need to be wide enough to have a towpath (and thus was cheaper to build) and the boat could pass through without unhitching the tow line. Needless to say such bridges can only carry light loads.
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SP1871, 70 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 May, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 20 April, 2006
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Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 181 712 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.3152N 1:44.1461W
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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