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
Other Interesting Bridges in Cumbria and the Lake District
Railway Bridges and Viaducts in Cumbria and the Lake District
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