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Miller bridge

By oldgreyheron      
In Ambleside in the Lake District we were delighted to find this bridge across the River Rothay. The following commentary is borrowed from a Flickr entry:

"This single arch of local slate, now Grade II Listed, replaces a bridge swept away by a flood in 1884 (as were the other bridges over the Rothay).

"As the name suggests, the footbridge linked a mill with its workforce in Ambleside, so had to be replaced rapidly; the mill owner's gardeners managed it within a week. However, it seems that was just the arch itself, and the parapets were added later.

"Note that this is not specifically a packhorse bridge; no doubt goods were carried across it, sometimes by horse, but it wasn't built for that purpose and it isn't on a long-distance route to anywhere."

It was a lovely place to be despite the overcast weather.

Tags: Lake district Ambleside Landscape and travel Rothay

Voters: andylea, CarolG, paskinmj and 14 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Aug 2012 7:34PM
What an enchanting bridge, Mike, and perfectly captured by yourself. Carol

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:36PM
Very enchanting.
reaper4252 6 2 9 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:43PM
Lovely shot Mike
This bridge is about 1/4 mile from the cottage I stay in
Wouldn't mind a for every time I've crossed it in the 4 years or soWink
jdinne 14 16 England
1 Aug 2012 8:50PM
Lovely composition.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Aug 2012 9:23PM
There appears to be a lot of water still in the creek-- a lovely bridge!
reaper4252 6 2 9 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 9:37PM

Quote:There appears to be a lot of water still in the creek-- a lovely bridge!

Looks as full as I have seen it a few years, roll on 5 weeksTongue
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 9:58PM
Beautiful bridge and especially so with all those
lovely trees over and around it.

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