Kirk Lane Swing Bridge - Sykehouse, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 38.478 W 001° 01.951
30U E 630066 N 5945412
Quick Description: This swing bridge carries Kirk Lane across the New Junction Canal.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/18/2017 12:42:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMVQJG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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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
This bridge replaced the original swing bridge in 1977. It comprises two main longitudinal steel plate girders with steel transverse beams and a decking of longitudinal aluminium planks coated with an epoxy resin anti-skid surfacing. The bridge is powered by an electro-hydraulic system to operate the wedging and slewing mechanisms on an automatic basis. The bridge was originally fitted with manual swing arm barriers but these have been replaced with fully automatic drop-arm road barriers and wig-wag road signals.

The bridges were originally under the sole control of a resident bridge keeper but subsequently a standard contol console has been built so that the bridge can be operated by the boater. link

There is a weight restriction on the bridge of 7.5 tons m g w
Bridge Type: Swing Bridge

Built: 1/1/1977

Span: 31 feet

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: yes

Railway Traffic: no

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