SJ9276 : Clarke Lane Bridge south-west of Bollington, Cheshire

taken 5 years ago, near to Bollington, Cheshire, Great Britain

Clarke Lane Bridge south-west of Bollington, Cheshire
Clarke Lane Bridge south-west of Bollington, Cheshire
Bridge No 29 across the Macclesfield Canal is a snake bridge (or roving bridge) which allowed horses to change from one side of the canal to the other without being unhitched from the boats.
Accommodation Bridges
When the canals (or railways) were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, they were often routed in such a way that farmers and other landowners had their land bisected, so bridges had to be provided to allow access to fields on both sides of the canal. These bridges are frequently referred to as accommodation bridges, and however solid and well constructed, often don't lead anywhere except from one field to another.
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SJ9276, 21 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 20 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9288 7644 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.0929N 2:6.4953W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9286 7642
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Canal Bridge  Snake Bridge  Roving Bridge 

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