TL4459 : Footbridge at Jesus Lock

taken 2 years ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Footbridge at Jesus Lock
Footbridge at Jesus Lock
The footbridge (and the lock below) are a grade II listed structure (see LinkExternal link )
Jesus Green :: TL4559
Jesus Green is a park in the north of central Cambridge. It is located north of Jesus College, hence the name. Jesus Ditch runs through Jesus Green. On the northern edge of Jesus Green is the River Cam, with Chesterton Road (the A1303) on the opposite side. To the east is Victoria Avenue. Jesus Green was separated from Midsummer Common in 1890 when Victoria Avenue was built. Jesus Green has since become a park and is no longer maintained in a state suitable for grazing.

The Jesus Green Swimming Pool is a lido on the northern edge of Jesus Green next to the River Cam. It is one of the few remaining examples of the lidos built across the country in the 1920s. It is among the longest outdoor swimming pools in Europe at 100 yards (91 m) in length.

Close by on the River Cam is Jesus Lock. The stretch north (downstream) of Jesus Lock is sometimes called the lower river. The stretch between Jesus Lock and Baits Bite Lock is much used for rowing. There are also many residential boats on this stretch, their occupants forming a community who call themselves the Camboaters. The stretch above Jesus Lock is sometimes known as the middle river. Access for mechanically powered boats is prohibited above 'La Mimosa' public house (at the upstream end of Jesus Green) between 1 April and 30 September, when the middle (and upper) river are open only to manually propelled craft, many traditional flat-bottomed punts.

In 2001, the Cambridge Beer Festival moved to Jesus Green. It has been held each May ever since.
Jesus Lock :: TL4559
Jesus Lock is on the River Cam in Cambridge. This is Lock No. 1 on the navigable portion of the River Cam. It was built in 1836 and is the only lock in the city. Jesus Green Lock Cottage, the former lock-keeper's cottage, is by the lock on Jesus Green. It is owned by the Conservators of the River Cam and is rented out to students. It is Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Jesus Lock footbridge on the Cam links Chesterton Road with Jesus Green for pedestrians next to the lock.
The bridge was built c.1892.
The lock and bridge are Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
River Cam
The River Cam is a tributary of the River Great Ouse in the east of England. The two rivers join to the south of Ely at Pope's Corner. The Great Ouse connects the Cam to England's canal system (via the Middle Level Navigations and the River Nene) and to the North Sea at King's Lynn. The total distance from Cambridge to the sea is about 40 mi (64 km).

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Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
List of Bridges in Cambridge :: TL4458
The following is a list of the bridges in Cambridge, mainly those over the River Cam.
Bridges over the River Cam (south to north)
Footbridge, Coe Fen
Fen Causeway Bridge
Crusoe Bridge
Darwin College Bridges
Silver Street Bridge (1958)
Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College (1902)
King's College Bridge (1819
Clare College Bridge (1640)
Garret Hostel Bridge (1960)
Trinity College Bridge (1764)
Kitchen Bridge, St John's College (1709-11)
Bridge of Sighs, St John's College (1831)
Magdalene Bridge (1823)
Jesus Lock footbridge (1892)
Victoria Avenue Bridge (1890)
Footbridge, Midsummer Common
Cutter Ferry Bridge
Elizabeth Way Bridge (1971)
Riverside Bridge (2008)
Footbridge, Stourbridge Common
Railway Bridge
A14 Bridge
Footbridge over the weir, Baits Bite Lock
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Date (from Tags)
1832 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4498 5928 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.7601N 0:7.2339E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4498 5929
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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