SP6595 : Crane's Bridge south of Great Glen, Leicestershire

taken 5 years ago, near to Fleckney, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Crane's Bridge south of Great Glen, Leicestershire
Crane's Bridge south of Great Glen, Leicestershire
Bridge No 76 across the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section). The turbulence in the water is caused by the adjacent lock being drained so that a narrowboat can proceed towards Leicester.

The bridge is an accommodation bridge carrying a public footpath which crosses fields between Stoneygate and Fleckney.
Accommodation Bridges
When the canals (or railways) were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, they were often routed in such a way that farmers and other landowners had their land bisected, so bridges had to be provided to allow access to fields on both sides of the canal. These bridges are frequently referred to as accommodation bridges, and however solid and well constructed, often don't lead anywhere except from one field to another.
Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section)
The Leicester section branches off the main line at Braunston and it is 66 miles long with 59 locks (including two five chamber staircase locks at Foxton) and two tunnels. Near Leicester it continues into the River Soar, hence to the River Trent south of Long Eaton.
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Saturday, 24 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 September, 2013
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6577 9554 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.2243N 1:1.8836W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6577 9553
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