The Bridges of Cumbria and the Lake District

The Lake District probably has the finest collection of stone ‘packhorse’ bridges to be found anywhere in the world. Most were built during the period 1650 to 1750, probably replacing wooden bridges.
 
A packhorse bridge is easily recognised by its simple arch construction, narrow width and low parapet walling which was adequate until the advent of drovers around 1800.
 

Packhorse Bridges in Cumbria and the Lake District

Bridge House

Dent Head

Monks Bridge

Slater Bridge

 

Wasdale

Watendlath

 

Other Interesting Bridges in Cumbria and the Lake District

Bow Bridge

Eden Bridge, Carlisle

River Kent, Kendal

Devil’s Bridge

 

Lanercost Old Bridge

Eden Bridge, Lazonby

Levens Bridge

Longtown

 

Force Gill Aqueduct

 

Railway Bridges and Viaducts in Cumbria and the Lake District

West Cumbria Cycle Network

Settle to Carlisle Railway

Keswick Railway Footpath

Wetheral Railway Viaduct

 
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