Top Lane Lift Bridge - Braithwaite, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 36.345 W 001° 03.757
30U E 628184 N 5941403
Quick Description: This lift bridge carries Top Lane over the New Junction Canal.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/17/2017 12:41:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMVQAC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
The New Junction Canal
The New Junction Canal is a canal in South Yorkshire, England. It is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SYN), although it was jointly funded by the Aire and Calder Navigation, and was opened in 1905. It links the River Don Navigation and the Stainforth and Keadby Canal with the Aire and Calder Navigation (Knottingley Canal). It is completely straight, and was the last canal built in England for commercial purposes.

It links the River Don Navigation and the Stainforth and Keadby Canal with the Aire and Calder Navigation (Knottingley Canal).

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 is automated and there is a control pane for use by boaters who must have a British Waterways Key to operate it and traffic lights stop the flow of road traffic across the bridge before it opens.

This bridge replaced the original swing bridge in 1977. link
Bridge Type: Drawbridge (Bascule Bridge)

Built: 1/1/1977

Span: 24.5 feet

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: yes

Railway Traffic: no

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