SS4720 : Roving Bridge on Rolle Canal

taken 3 years ago, near to Weare Giffard, Devon, Great Britain

Roving Bridge on Rolle Canal
Roving Bridge on Rolle Canal
This bridge was designed as a special canal feature to enable the horses to cross the canal from one tow path to another without the tow rope having to be unhitched. This is likely to be the only such bridge in Devon.

In this case the tow path shown in the picture continues on and follows a precarious route along the edge of a steep rock face, dropping down to the River Torridge. On the far side of the bridge the tow path runs along the other bank of the canal.

The very narrow channel of the original canal can be seen on the right passing under the bridge, but is now largely dry and rather overgrown.

The 5.5 mile Rolle Canal was designed and built under the direction of the engineer James Green who worked on the overall project for Lord Rolle over the years 1823-7. SS4720 : Information and picture about Roving Bridge on Rolle Canal
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 7 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Facility 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 4751 2069 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.9236N 4:10.3779W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 4753 2068
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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