SU4767 : View from Newbury Bridge

taken 10 years ago, near to Newbury, West Berkshire, Great Britain

View from Newbury Bridge
View from Newbury Bridge
The River Kennet east of Newbury Bridge. The original Kennet Navigation terminated at the wharf about 400 metres east of here. This section of the river was made navigable in 1794 when the canal was extended westwards, but no provision for a towpath was made through the bridge. Going downstream, boats used to float under the bridge with the current. Going upstream, boats would tie up here. The horse was then taken to the lock, the towrope floated back under the bridge to this point to be reattached to the boat.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 June, 2009
Category
River   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 471 671 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.0750N 1:19.4245W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 471 671
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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