Horse Park bridge, near Sedgwick, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 16.877 W 002° 44.807
30U E 516486 N 6014847
Quick Description: There is a string of abandoned bridges on the line of the Kendal branch of the Lancaster Canal, which has been infilled in some sections. This one is called Horse Park bridge, number 179.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 9:06:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM4W2C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 9

Long Description:
Bridge 179 is mentioned as a farmer's bridge to connect his two fields. (visit link) (End of third paragraph "which now stands isolated in the middle of the next field ").

"However, by 1819 the canal was completed to Kendal and the last section, a branch to Glasson Dock, was opened in 1826. The northern and southern sections were never linked by water, the tramway becoming permanent." from (visit link) penultimate paragraph.

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Streetmap UK (visit link)
Nearby geocache (visit link)
Nearby Geocache picture (visit link)
A walk with many photos showing Horse Park bridge (visit link)
Original Use: Animal

Date Built: 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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