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Stone Bridge 8 On Glasson Branch Of The Lancaster Canal - Glasson, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 59.754 W 002° 50.463
30U E 510420 N 5983076
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge carries Jeremy Lane over the Glasson Branch of the Lancaster Canal and is known as Brows Bridge.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/17/2016 2:12:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMRXF7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
Most of the original bridges on both the main line of the canal and this branch were built to a standard plan designed by the canal surveyor John Rennie. Bridge 3 to 8 on the branch have hand rails rather than stone parapets, but its not clear whether this was the original design or the result of repairs to the bridges.

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 Main Line follows the same elevation contour on maps and is therefore free of locks." link

Glasson Dock
A dock was opened at Glasson in 1797 near to the mouth of the River Lune because of problems navigating the river upstream to the older dock at the town of Lancaster.

After the main line of the Lancaster Canal was completed this short Glasson Branch of 3 miles was then built to connect with Glasson Dock. This allowed loads to be carried to and from sea going vessels.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes and pedestrians

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

Date constructed: 1825

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Jeremy Lane

Glasson, Lancashire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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