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Bridge 185 On Leeds Liverpool Canal – Kildwick, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 54.609 W 001° 59.252
30U E 566508 N 5973999
Quick Description: The Leeds Liverpool canal is the longest canal in Northern England.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/17/2013 12:35:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ3GK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 1

Long Description:
The canal is 127.25 miles long and flows from the inland woollen town of Leeds to the coastal sea port of Liverpool, crossing the Pennines along the way. Work on the canal started in 1770 and built in a number of sections and was finally completed in 1816.

The canal is no longer operational for commercial traffic but is popular with leisure boaters.

This is is a steel counterweighted swing bridge and is also known as Redman bridge and gives pedestrian access across the canal from the towpath to the village of Kildwick.

The Moveable Bridges of Britain website tells us that this is a modern steel counterweighted swing bridge erected sometime in the 1980s. It replaced a much older timber swing bridge dating from around 1820.

The bridge is always locked in position across the canal and boat owners carry the ant-vandal key to unlock the bridge when they wish to pass through the village. It is manually operated with a simple lever arm to push and pull the bridge into position.

A sign on the village side of the canal has the following operating instructions.
Bridge 185,
Swing Bridge

To open bridge
Use handcuff key to unlock anti-vandal
locking mechanism
Use push arm to fully open bridge

To close bridge
Use push arm to close bridge fully
Relock anti-vandal lock mechanism

Please ensure bridge
is not left unlocked
Bridge Type: Swing Bridge

Span: 40 feet over a clear waterway width of 17 ft 6 inches.

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: no

Railway Traffic: no

Built: Not listed

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