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Rolling Bridge - Ulverston Canal

By canoncarol  
Many thanks to everyone who voted / commented on my Sunset Celebration Rose and a special thank you to Peter (ddolfelin) and Cathy (Holmewood) for their valued UA's.

A bit of local history for today. The rolling bridge which spans our local canal at Ulverston was constructed in 1883 and opened on 27th June that year. it is thought to be the last remaining bridge of this kind in England and has been granted Grade 11 listed status. It is constructed of Iron and Steel and has three sections which allowed it to roll and open to let passing ships move up and down the canal. The cylinders and rams were removed about 1952. It was intended to link the railway from Ulverston to Barrow-in-Furness but only 2 miles of track was completed and it only went as far as The Priory at Bardsea.

Tags: Uk Railway Architecture History Ulverston canal Rolling Bridges

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18 Jun 2019 10:45AM
A fine history lesson, with a lovely serie of photos to look at.
Good work!

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18 Jun 2019 10:49AM
Lovely scene

Jan
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8 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019 12:27PM
Excellent quality images, rust and green... LOVELY !!
Isabel GrinGrin
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14 47 13 United States
18 Jun 2019 2:43PM
Excellent history lesson!
Excellent set
18 Jun 2019 3:36PM
An excellent set and narrative, Carol.
A very interesting part of our industrial heritage.

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ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
18 Jun 2019 5:10PM
Lots to see here Carol - plus your helpful description - a very good upload!
Mollycat Plus
5 12 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019 8:06PM
Great narrative and excellent scenes Carol.
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