SD3641 : River Wyre, Shard Bridge

taken 16 days ago, near to Hambleton, Lancashire, Great Britain

River Wyre, Shard Bridge
River Wyre, Shard Bridge
Shard Bridge spans the River Wyre, connecting Singleton, on the southern side of the river, to Hambleton, on its northern side (known locally as "Over Wyre"), carrying Shard Road (the A588).

Built in 1864 to replace a ferry service between Stanah and Wardley's Creek (further downstream to the west), the original iron toll bridge served for nearly 130 years in its distinctive yellow colour scheme. It was finally superseded in 1993 when a new bridge was built a good few metres downstream of the original bridge. This concrete replacement bridge is now a toll-free municipal crossing.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 February, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 February, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
River (from Tags)
River Wyre 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Bridge 
Road (from Tags)
A588 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 368 411 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:51.7461N 2:57.7293W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 369 412
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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