SE0398 : The Old Swing Bridge Reeth

taken 27 years ago, near to Reeth, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Old Swing Bridge Reeth
The Old Swing Bridge Reeth
A photo of the original 1920 suspension bridge [locally known as the 'swing bridge']before its destruction by a large tree trunk carried down by a flood on 19th September 2000. Compare this 1990 picture with the one of the current bridge, which is a near perfect copy of the old one. The replacement of the bridge took much longer than anticipated, as the original was built through public subscription, and thus there was no legal owner of the structure - and no right of way across it. Eventually several different authorities and agencies helped towards the cost of the new bridge and a new prow footpath was established to link the north and south bank. It is interesting to see the wooden piles and boarding on the opposite bank, as these have long since disappeared through further erosion.
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Date Taken
October 1990   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 February, 2007
Category
Suspension bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 032 989 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:23.1348N 1:57.1340W
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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