TL2471 : Cooke's Bridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

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Cooke's Bridge
Cooke's Bridge
The original Cooke's Bridge was built in 1637, but the present structure dates from between 1776 and 1784, with considerable modernisation. It crosses a distributary stream of the Great Ouse, which may have been dug to alleviate flood flows, such as in the current view. The bridge is Listed Grade II. Compare the water level with Link . On the far side can be seen part of the work of flood alleviation.
Godmanchester Flood Alleviation Scheme
Started in 2012 and due for completion in 2014, the scheme includes a flood wall at the rear of properties on Post Street together with deepening and some realignment of Cooke's Stream. The latter will improve flows through this distributary channel of the Great Ouse.
River Great Ouse
The Great Ouse rises in Northamptonshire and flows generally north east, 143 miles to its mouth at Kings Lynn.
It is the fourth longest river in the UK.
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TL2471, 164 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over River 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick 
Period (from Tags)
Late 18th Century 
River (from Tags)
Great Ouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2436 7119 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.4835N 0:10.6004W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 24366 71171
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Grade II Listed 

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