SP2557 : Hampton Lucy Bridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Hampton Lucy Bridge
Hampton Lucy Bridge
The North side of the bridge over the River Avon at Hampton Lucy. The river is in flood due to recent heavy rain and melting snow. The bridge is made of iron, cast by the Horseley Company in 1829. It was funded by the Rector of the Parish, the Reverend John Lucy. The bridge was strengthened in 1991 by Warwickshire County Council. LinkExternal link
Hampton Lucy Bridge
Cast in 1829 by the Horseley Ironworks of Tipton, Staffordshire, which is well known for its cast iron bridges on the canal network in the West Midlands. It was funded by the then Rector of the parish, the Reverend John Lucy.
The bridge consists of four cast iron arch beams with gothic-style decoration in the spandrels. It spans around 65 feet (c.20 metres) between two dressed stone abutments, each with a row of 5 lancet-shapes flood relief passages. It survives in remarkably original condition and the strengthening work of 1992 is unobtrusive. The cast handrails also survive intact. The fact that it retains a weight limit of 7.5 tonnes will clearly contribute to further longevity. Listed Grade II.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over River 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 258 571 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.7235N 1:37.4295W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 257 572
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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