Thorne Lock Swing Bridge - Thorne, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 36.645 W 000° 58.289
30U E 634197 N 5942128
Quick Description: This swing bridge carries lock lane across Thorne Lock on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/19/2017 12:46:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMVQRY
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.

The Bridge
The manually operated bridge crosses over the top end of Thorne Lock and although this website designates it as a pedestrian bridge it is wide enough for single lane road traffic. Indeed there are houses next to the lock and the road appears to lead to a garage for one of the houses.

Small bridges are often built near or over locks because the canal is at its narrowest at these points so bridges are cheaper and easier to build.
Bridge Type: Swing Bridge

Built: 1/1/2005

Span: 17 feet

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Railway Traffic: no

Vehicular Traffic: Not Listed

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