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Stone Bridge 142 On The Lancaster Canal - Yealand Redmayne, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 54° 10.564 W 002° 44.520
30U E 516840 N 6003142
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge carries a single track road over the canal and is known as Yealand Road Bridge.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/7/2018 2:52:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMY7YT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:
The northern part of the Lancaster Canal between Tewitfield and Kendal is no longer in use.

Until 1942 the Lancaster Canal connected Preston with Kendal. Known as the Black and White canal it carried coal north from the Lancashire Coalfields, and limestone south from Cumbria.

Apart from the eight locks at Tewitfield the canal followed the contours of the countryside and was very flat.

Competition from trains and roads eventually led to the locks at Tewitfield to be closed and Tewitfield became the northern terminus of the canal.

Nine miles of the old canal north of Tewitfield are still in water because it carries water from Killington Reservoir to supply the bottom part of the canal. Although boats cannot use this stretch of the canal the towpath is well maintained and used by walkers and cyclists. Above this point to Kendal it is no longer in water, but the line of the canal is visible and can be walked.

The Lancaster Canal Trust has been formed to try and reinstate all the canal from Tewitfield to Kendal but this will be difficult as the canal has been blocked at a few points by modern road crossings.

The Bridge
This bridge has a weight restriction of 18 T mgw and is an Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Bridge over the Lancaster Canal, opened in 1819. Large limestone blocks. Single semi-elliptical arch projecting keystone. Solid parapet with flat top and string course under." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Lancaster Canal (Northern Reaches - in water)

Date constructed: 1819

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Tarn Lane

Yealand Redmayne, Lancashire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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