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
Leven Railway Viaduct

 
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