Wykewell Lift Bridge - Thorne, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 36.055 W 000° 56.991
30U E 635659 N 5941075
Quick Description: This single track road bridge crosses the Stainforth and Keadby Canal.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/25/2017 3:06:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMVTQP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

The Stainforth and Keadby Canal
The Stainforth and Keadby Canal is a navigable canal in South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England. It connects the River Don Navigation at Bramwith to the River Trent at Keadby, by way of Stainforth, Thorne and Ealand, near Crowle. It opened in 1802, passed into the control of the River Don Navigation in 1849, and within a year was controlled by the first of several railway companies. It became part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation, an attempt to remove several canals from railway control, in 1895. There were plans to upgrade it to take larger barges and to improve the port facilities at Keadby, but the completion of the New Junction Canal in 1905 made this unnecessary, as Goole could easily be reached and was already a thriving port.

Wykewell Lift Bridge
The Canal passes through a rural area which is mainly farmland, and most of the bridges are lift or swing bridges.

Most of the boats these days are leisure craft but there are still some commercial boats in use.

The bridge carries an unclassified road between Thorne and Hatfield Chase. The bridge is automated and there is a control panel for use by boaters that lowers the road barriers and lifts the bridge. link
Bridge Type: Drawbridge (Bascule Bridge)

Built: 1/1/1975

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: yes

Railway Traffic: no

Span: Not listed

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