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Packhorse Bridge


Packhorse bridges are narrow bridges which were often built the trade routes (aka 'packhorse routes') used for trade and transport before turnpike roads and canals were established in the 18th century. They are typically one horse wide, with low parapets, so as not to interfere with the panniers (bags for transporting goods) carried by horses.

Bridges Packhorse Bridge by Lowgill Viaduct Packhorse Bridge, Ivegill Packhorse Bridge by Bram Crag High Sweden Bridge, Ambleside Monk's Bridge across River Calder Packhorse Bridge, Wasdale Head Slater's Bridge, Little Langdale
Packhorse Bridge, Wasdale Head
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Packhorse Bridge, Wasdale Head
- Overview Map Street View Row Bridge, usually referred to as "Packhorse Bridge", is an c.18th century footbridge over Mosedale Beck. It is located in Wasdale Head, a short distance north ...
Packhorse Bridge by Bram Crag
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Packhorse Bridge by Bram Crag
- Overview Map Street View The old stone packhorse bridge over St John's Beck, now a footbridge, is located by Bram Crag (farm) near St John's in the Vale. The hump-backed ...
Packhorse Bridge, Ivegill
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Packhorse Bridge, Ivegill
- Overview Map Street View This humped-back foot bridge over the River Ive at Ivegill is a former packhorse bridge, thought to date from the early 18th century.[1] The bridge is ...
High Sweden Bridge, Ambleside
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High Sweden Bridge, Ambleside
- Overview Map Street View High Sweden Bridge is a 17th century packhorse bridge over Scandale Beck, located just over 1 mile north of Ambleside. A road named Sweden Bridge Lane ...
Monk's Bridge across River Calder
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Monk's Bridge across River Calder
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Slater's Bridge, Little Langdale
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Slater's Bridge, Little Langdale
Packhorse Bridge by Lowgill Viaduct
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Packhorse Bridge by Lowgill Viaduct
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