Old Bridge – Ilkley, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 55.726 W 001° 49.826
30U E 576793 N 5976229
Quick Description: An old packhorse bridge over the river Wharfe at the westen end of Ilkley.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/8/2011 1:51:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMB5NX
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Considering this river is not navigable at this point the arches are really high.

However the river is susceptible to flooding and a number of previous bridges were swept away. By building the arches so high this bridge has been able to allow the flood water to flow through even when the river is in full flood.

It did used to take road traffic, but this has now been stopped and is only used for pedestrians and cycles.

It was built in 1675 so those high arches have definitely worked well.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians and cyclists.

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:

Date constructed: 1675

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: No

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Connects Bridge Lane and Denton Road

Ilkley West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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