SP7389 : Sedgley's Bridge No 9

taken 26 days ago, near to Great Bowden, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Sedgley's Bridge No 9
Sedgley's Bridge No 9
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.
Grand Union Canal - Market Harborough Arm
The Market Harborough Arm of the Grand Union Canal was completed in 1809, it is lock free for its entire length of 5.4 miles. It runs from the Foxton Locks to Union Wharf in Market Harborough.
The original idea was to continue the arm from Market Harborough to Northampton, this never happened due to a lack of funds.
National Cycle Network Route 6 follows the towpath for the entire length.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 November, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 734 895 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.9408N 0:55.2030W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 734 896
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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