Western Accommodation Bridge, Hincaster Tunnel, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 15.529 W 002° 45.206
30U E 516061 N 6012346
Quick Description: This bridge carries farm traffic over the sunken path which the barge horses would use to re-connect with their barge, which had gone through the tunnel.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/19/2012 4:59:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMENHR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
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Long Description:
There is no path through the canal tunnel. Instead bargees would haul their boat through by grasping chains hanging at the side. Or if wide enough "legging" the barge through. Meanwhile the horse went over the hill via this sunken path.
The bridge maintains access to the fields for the farmer.
The bridges and portals are grade 2 listed structures. (visit link)
Physical Location (city, county, etc.): Hincaster, Cumbria

Road, Highway, Street, etc.: Farm track

Water or other terrain spanned: Sunken horse path

Architect/Builder: John Fletcher, engineer

Construction Date: 1817

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