Wellington Bridge, Gosforth, Cumbria
N 54° 25.391 W 003° 25.218
30U E 472729 N 6030688
Quick Description: Wellington Bridge is found on the road out of Gosforth, towards Wasdale.
Location: Northwest England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/4/2011 3:10:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMAEA9
The river has dug a deep cutting along this side of the valley, creating a high bank once across the water. The first bridge to be built here would have to raise the road high enough to span across to the opposite bank. Before this bridge in Wellington, travellers would have crossed much higher up, possibly at Bleng Bridge. Once across the river Bleng here, there is still a steady gradual climb on the road.
Length of bridge: 13 metres
Height of bridge: 8 metres
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: All Road traffic
What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Date constructed: prior to 1860
Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Carries wheeled traffic
Name of road or trail the bridge services: Leagate Brow
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