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bridge crossings | other crossings

Thickholme Bridge OS Grid ref : NY 40774 01570 near Troutbeck, Cumbria

We think the original cast iron pipes have been replaced as these are welded

This crossing point gets a mention in Harwoods book " History & Description Of The Thirlmere Water Scheme" .

In 1893 - Aug 9th The last section was completed at Thickholme,Troutbeck Valley after 3 years.Initially the pipes were to go under the river but the workings were washed away,then a stone viaduct was built which had to be abandonedt

Aqueduct crossing the River Mint, near Millcrest Farm, Kendal
OS Grid ref : SD 52749 94825

Aqueduct crossing the River Sprint,near Sprint Mill Kendal
OS Grid ref : SD 51654 96280

Sometimes the aqueduct would be dug inder a stream or small river.The black railings would mark the point especially if near a road

As in this example at Staveley near kendal
OS Grid Ref SD 47149 98595


Aqueduct crossing over Lupton Beck near Hutton Roof, Cumbria

Note this bridge seems to have a bend in it - unusual

OS Grid ref : SD 56354 80145

Aqueduct crossing near Rivington - Chorley

OS Grid ref : SD 60603 16363


Aqueduct crossing Scandale Beck (Sweden Bridge area) Nr Ambleside
OS Grid Ref : NY 37589 05611

See : Workmans Hut Just above the crossing