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Newby Bridge
River Leven, Newby Bridge, Cumbria
associated engineer
Anon
date  circa 1577
era  Tudor  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SD368863
ICE reference number  HEW 677
A scheduled ancient monument, the first reference to Newby Bridge is in 1577, when it was marked as the 'new bridge' on Saxon's map of that date.
The bridge is made of masonry and has five segmented arches with varying spans, from 17ft 3in to 26ft 6in. It is over 141ft long. The roadway is 15ft wide, with no footpath. Pedestrians are provided with refuges above each of the massive cutwaters.
The River Leven runs from the bottom of Lake Windermere. Newby Bridge takes an unclassified road northwards across the river on its way to Hawkshead.
reference sources   CEH NorthBB
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Newby Bridge