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Dunsop Bridge
River Dunsop, Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire
Dunsop Bridge
associated engineer
Not known
date  late 18th century
era  Georgian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SD658501
photo  Paul Dunkerley / ICE R&D Fund
The hamlet of Dunsop Bridge is best known for being the nearest village to the geographical centre of the British Isles. However, it also has this Grade II listed single span masonry bridge.
The hump-backed bridge is only 4.36m wide. It carries the Newton Road over the River Dunsop at the centre of the village. The segmental circular arch spans 12.65m and rises 2.8m.
The village is located in the Forrest of Bowland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In April 1992, British Telecom celebrated the geographical location by installing its 100,000th payphone here! It was officially unveiled by the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Research: PD
bibliography
"The Ancient Bridges of the North of England" by E. Jervoise
EP Publishing Ltd, 1973
"Walking in the Forest of Bowland" by G. Sellars
Cicerone Press, Milnthorpe, 1994
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Dunsop Bridge