SP1871 : Split Bridge at Lapworth Locks

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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Tuesday, 3 May, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 April, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 181 712 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.3152N 1:44.1461W
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