SK5737 : River Trent

taken 8 months ago, near to West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

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River Trent
River Trent
View north from Wilford Suspension Bridge
River Trent
The River Trent is the third longest river in England (185 miles). It rises on Biddolph Moor, Staffordshire, then follows a generally north east to northerly path to join the River Ouse at Trent Falls. The Ouse & Trent combined form the Humber Estuary.
It is a very important river, economically having a number of Power Stations and industrial sites along its banks. It is navigable as far as Burton-On-Trent.
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Wilford Suspension Bridge
This was built in 1908 by Nottingham Corporation Water Department in the first instance to carry a water pipeline across the River Trent to Wilford Hill Reservoir, but the opportunity was taken to incorporate a pedestrian facility as well. The bridge still belongs to the water authority (in 2010 Severn Trent Water), and use by pedestrians and cyclists is still only permissive; it is not a right of way. It is Listed Grade II.
The following link shows the bridge during its period of closure and repair between 2008 and 2010, a project which cost 1.9m. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5798 3779 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.0633N 1:8.3292W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5794 3766
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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