Crook of Lune Bridge

Crook of Lune Bridge

Crook of Lune Bridge

Crook of Lune Bridge

No not that one, this is a different one! Same name but this one is a much older bridge over the River Lune and built long before the days of motor cars. It's only 6ft 6" wide so you'd better not have wide sticky out wing mirrors or they will end up in the river!!

The Crook of Lune Bridge is a late medieval rubble masonry bridge that is now a Grade II* listed structure. Of unknown date, it is believed to have originated as a packhorse or drover's bridge for the movement of livestock southwards.Little used by car today, the bridge is now crossed by a long distance walking route called the Dales Way. It is also crossed by a branch of the cycle network. Although the construction date of the bridge is uncertain, Jervoise notes that repairs were recorded in 1702, in 1758, and again in 1817.Located on a narrow country lane that once served as an old drove road, and that passes east under Lowgill Viaduct before reaching the River Lune.

Taken - 03/06/2011
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Beckfoot, Firbank CP, Cumbria
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch