Sedgwick Skew Aqueduct, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 16.591 W 002° 44.930
30U E 516354 N 6014317
Quick Description: This aqueduct carried the Kendal branch of the Lancaster canal through the village of Sedgwick. The disused canal has been filled in and incorporated into fields and gardens. This is number 178.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/26/2008 3:43:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM4HJV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 20

Long Description:
The canal closed shortly after 1955. The bridges are all that remains, once north of the A590 road. The towpath is now a public footpath. On the deck can still be seen the trough of the waterway.

Sedgwick aqueduct is a fine example of a skew aqueduct. Initially bridges were built at a right angle to the canal, creating a Z bend in either road or canal. Skew structures got round this. To avoid weakness across the bridge a winding course of stones was used, whilst at the same time creating the smallest span. There is an interpretative board explaining it all.

Links
Visit Cumbria (visit link)
Lancaster Canal Restoration Partnership (visit link)
Original Use: Other

Date Built: before 1819

Construction: Stone

Condition: Good

See this website for more information: [Web Link]

Date Abandoned: 1955

Bridge Status - Orphaned or Adopted.: Adopted

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