NY4624 : Pooley No-bridge!

taken 4 years ago, near to Pooley Bridge, Cumbria, Great Britain

Pooley No-bridge!
Pooley No-bridge!
The central arch of the bridge over the River Eamont, just below its exit from Ullswater, was swept away by Storm Desmond on the afternoon of 6 December 2015. The rest of the bridge disappeared during that night. Plans for a temporary bridge are in place, but until now work appears to have concentrated on clearing away the rubble (and no doubt checking the stability of the two end points).
With the bridge on the A6 at Eamont Bridge (just south of Penrith) deemed unsafe for traffic (although still standing), there are now only two surviving vehicular crossings of the River Eamont between Ullswater and the River Eden. One is the M6, which entails a very long detour south of Shap. The other is the A66 bridge, which then involves using quite narrow roads through Brougham. It is hardly surprising that communities in this part of Cumbria are feeling rather cut off!
River Eamont

The River Eamont is formed by the outflow from Ullswater in the Lake District, later augmented by Dacre Beck from the west and the River Lowther which carries the water from Haweswater north to the Eamont at Penrith. It reaches the River Eden 3 miles east of Penrith (LinkExternal link Wikipedia).

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Sunday, 7 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 February, 2016
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4698 2443 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.7338N 2:49.3469W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4693 2446
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