SK1414 : Keepers Lock and Bridge No 50, Fradley, Staffordshire

taken 8 years ago, near to Fradley South, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Keepers Lock and Bridge No 50, Fradley, Staffordshire
Keepers Lock and Bridge No 50, Fradley, Staffordshire
The unusual right angled balance beams on the mitre gates are there because the bridge side walls prevent the use of the standard (and more efficient) straight beams. No doubt "health and safety" concerns long after the original building of the structure pre-1770 dictated that original sideless bridges had to be improved, thus enforcing an adapted design of balance beam. Close scrutiny of the brickwork on such 240 year old bridges can be revealing.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 January, 2010
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Lock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 144 142 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.5294N 1:47.2631W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 144 142
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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