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Slaters bridge

                           Cumbria U.K. Another view of Slaters bridge as shown on friday.

Slaters bridge

                           Cumbria U.K. Another view of Slaters bridge as shown on friday.

comments (16)

It made me think "Ancient fish trap from prehistory", Frank.

Very good image.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Ray, I don't quite get the 'fish trap' thing, sorry.
I do like that you've shown it from so many angles - it's a wonderful bridge and I'm so pleased it's still standing after all these years!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Elizabeth, its a place we should revisit for sure.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Jan 2019, 06:01
I can see now it is a pack-horse bridge
Frank L Croston.: Yes it is Elisabeth, on an old time main route through Cumbria ( not called that back then of course. Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire previously. )
This kind of bridge makes me speechless, Frank. Do you have any sense about how old it is?
Frank L Croston.: 16th century Ginnie, wonderful isn't it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Jan 2019, 06:45
How on earth does it stay up??
Frank L Croston.: https://www.askthebuilder.com/how-to-build-an-arched-stone-bridge/
Now you know Chris, no excuse.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jan 2019, 06:56
It amazing how that works, Frank. They knew what they were doing "hundreds of years ago"...
Frank L Croston.: They still use that technique today Astrid, that they did.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jan 2019, 06:58
Its a wondrous construction. It does not look possible to stand up; a fine testament to the craftsmen of the time.
Frank L Croston.: Quite right Alan, a sight to behold.
un petit pont très pittoresque ,
Frank L Croston.: It is indeed Claudine.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Jan 2019, 08:14
There is one stone (slab) there in the middle. If you were to remove it ...

I see that in modern times a handrail is provided. The old people probably made do without.
Frank L Croston.: That'll be the keystone I presume, I wondered about the railing myself, you are probably right Louis.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Jan 2019, 08:24
It looks even more precarious up close Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Solid as a rock Andrew...smile
I'm presuming this is not in use any longer.
Frank L Croston.: Still in use Brian, its a path over the river Brathay in Little Langdale, it leads to a slate mine, hence the name.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jan 2019, 13:53
What a lovely structure.
Frank L Croston.: It really is, Anne.
What a testament to those bridge builders that it is still standing after all those centuries.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed Beverley, marvellous isn't it.
That is quite a construction that seems to defy gravity
Frank L Croston.: Its a technique thats used today Bill to build brick arches, it does look to defy gravity.
> In the b/w it looks so cold that day.
Frank L Croston.: Thats because it was, Jacquelyn smile
Hard to tell if rock or wood inhabits this spot. Very pretty altogether.
Frank L Croston.: Well all the bridge is rock, Mary. it is a very nice place.

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