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After the rain at Duck Bridge

By YorkshireSam
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Duck Bridge takes its name from George Duck, a local master stonemason who restored it in the early 18th century, though when constructed in 1345 it was called Castle Bridge due to it's close proximity with Danby Castle just 500 yards away. It is believed to be one of the finest existing examples of what is known as a packhorse or bow bridge and was in regular use by vehicles crossing the river Esk until the late 1970's when such access was prohibited as a preservation measure and traffic now uses the ford instead .


My thanks to all who added comments and/or votes on my previous upload. kind regards, Sam :o)

Tags: North yorkshire Architecture Danby Landscape and travel Duck Bridge

Voters: gwynn56, S_Psharma, Hermanus and 11 more


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Comments


S_Psharma 4 1 India
17 Mar 2013 4:52AM
Nice image.

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Mar 2013 5:03AM
This is such a lovely image - and I like your info on it too !! Very well done !!
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
17 Mar 2013 9:10AM
That's an interesting story about his old bridge......so good that this fine example of it's type has been preserved and now protected, Sam.
And a delightful shot of it iit is..
Ronnie,
Meheecho 4 275 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 1:59PM
A superb rural image and a nice description to boot
Steve
YorkshireSam 7 110 3 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 10:11PM
Thanks for the comments guys, as always they're much appreciated, my thanks also to anyone that left a vote. best wishes, Sam

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