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The river Esk ford at Danby Bridge N.Yorkshire Moors.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fellsmanhiker
N 54° 27.600 W 000° 53.525
30U E 636635 N 6036749
Quick Description: For centuries the river Esk was crossed here by Duck Bridge,until it was decided the ancient bridge should be closed to vehicle traffic and a ford built here.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/1/2008 12:06:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM3G5Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 68

Long Description:
The ancient medieval Duck bridge built in the 14th.century is a packhorse bridge and cars used to struggle here to squeeze through,and it was decided to build a ford here,and preserve the bridge and allow only foot and horse traffic to continue to use it.
The river Esk at this point is prone to sudden changes in level,and the flow of the river can be rapid,a fatality occurred here at the ford some years ago,when a car was swept away downstream,since then a heavy barrier rail has been placed on the downstream side of the river to hopefully prevent a re occurrence of the tragedy.
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Even older than the bridge are the stepping stones at this point which steps were built into the bridge to reach.
The ford can be found at the village of Danby,in the North Yorkshire Moors England.
Type of roadway? (Paved, Gravel, Dirt, Other?): Paved

Name of Roadway if known?: Castle lane

Name of Body of Water if known?: The River Esk.

If other than explain...: Not listed

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