SD5187 : Sedgwick Aqueduct

taken 12 years ago, near to Sedgwick, Cumbria, Great Britain

Sedgwick Aqueduct
Sedgwick Aqueduct
This carried the Lancaster Canal, now long disused, over the main road in Sedgwick village. It is unusual in being a skewed bridge - most canal bridges being at right angles to the road that they cross, to simplify design and minimise materials used. A skew bridge avoids the need to put a bend in the road and was state of the art bridge building at the time - special techniques being required to maintain strength in the angled construction. Designed & built by John Rennie.
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Sunday, 9 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 October, 2005
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Aqueduct   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 513 870 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:16.5787N 2:44.9638W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 511 871
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