SE9718 : Horkstow Bridge's weight limit

taken 6 years ago, near to Horkstow, North Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Horkstow Bridge's weight limit
Horkstow Bridge's weight limit
The bike made no impression, but you could feel it moving when a chunky 4 x 4 went over.
A sign at the end of the road says the weight limit is 5 tonnes.
Horkstow Bridge is one of the earliest surviving suspension bridges in the country. It was designed by Sir John Rennie and completed in 1836.
Sir John Rennie was John Rennie the Younger, and was responsible for the New River Ancholme Drainage System. His father, John Rennie the Elder, designed and had built the 19th century London Bridge, and his son Sir John was involved in the construction of the latter.
LinkExternal link includes an irreverent account of the Rennies' work and a link to a book, Holmes of the Humber by Tony Watts (2009) containing a chapter with illustrations of the bridges of the Ancholme. Published by LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 29 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport  Canals  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 9739 1898 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.4951N 0:31.6661W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 9735 1898
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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