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Stone Bridge 138 On The Lancaster Canal - Tewitfield, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 54° 09.242 W 002° 44.115
30U E 517290 N 6000692
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge carries Kellet Lane over the Lancaster Canal and is also known as Tewitfield Old Turnpike Bridge.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/23/2016 2:33:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMT4CQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
This bridge is the most northerly on the navigable section of the canal. Part of the canal to the north is still in water, but a road crossing nearby has blocked the canal for boats.

It is a Historic England Grade II listed building link with the following description "Bridge over the Lancaster Canal, opened in 1797. Sandstone blocks. Single elliptical arch with projecting keystone, string, and solid coping with rounded top."

The Lancaster Canal
"The Lancaster Canal is a canal in the north of England, originally planned to run from Westhoughton in Lancashire to Kendal in south Cumbria (then in Westmorland). The section around the crossing of the River Ribble was never completed, and much of the southern end leased to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, of which it is now generally considered part.

Of the canal north of Preston, only the section from Preston to Tewitfield near Carnforth in Lancashire is currently open to navigation for 42 miles (67.6 km).

The isolated northern part of the canal was finally connected to the rest of the English canal network in 2002 by the opening of the Ribble Link.

The remaining open part of the Lancaster Canal follows the same elevation contour on maps and is therefore free of locks." link

"The Millennium Ribble Link includes what was Great Britain's first inland waterway to be constructed in nearly 100 years when it was opened in July 2002, and was the first to be built for leisure purposes only, not commercial use. The 4-mile (6.4 km) link connects the once-isolated Lancaster Canal to the River Ribble. From the Ribble it is possible to reach the main navigable system via the River Douglas and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal's Rufford Branch subject to tides and weather conditions." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes and pedestrians

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Lancaster Canal

Date constructed: 1797

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Kellet Lane

Tewitfield, Lancaster

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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