SP9014 : Grand Union Canal: Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 2

taken 3 years ago, near to Wilstone, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Grand Union Canal: Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 2
Grand Union Canal: Aylesbury Arm: Bridge No 2
Bridge No 2 is Dixon's Gap Bridge and takes Wingrave Road over the canal. It dates from around 1811 to 1814 when the canal was built. With Lock No 6, which is just beyond the bridge and visible through its arch, the pair jointly form a Grade II Listed structure. According to the National Heritage website one reason for the listing is that it is an early example of a skew bridge. Sadly the parapet at the top right has recently taken a severe battering. Compare this with SP9014 : Bridge 2, Grand Junction Canal - Aylesbury Arm - Dixon's Gap Bridge which shows the bridge in better fettle, albeit showing that the same right-sided parapet has had to be rebuilt previously.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9091 1446 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.2827N 0:40.9449W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9089 1446
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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