Bridges in Cumbria

The Bridges section of the Cumbria Directory is in memory of our photographer and friend, Graeme Dougal, who died on February 3, 2003.

Slaters Bridge in summer courtesy Graeme DougalThere are many varieties of bridges in Cumbria, from those just for walkers to those that serve modern transportation. The county’s historic packhorse bridges date mostly from the 17th century. They were used by to transport salt, wool, cloth, slate, coal and lead ore. Drovers used them to move sheep and cattle to markets and towns.

16th century River Irthing Bridge near Lanercost Priory courtesy Graeme DougalThe packhorse bridges were specially designed narrow in width with low parapets for clearance to accommodate the heavy, goods-laden panniers on the backs of animals.

Originally the bridges were wooden planks with log supports; later the wood was replaced with stone piers and arches. In the 18th century turnpike roads were built for transportation, rendering many of the bridges obsolete for their originally intended purpose.

A685 Bridge and River Lune below Aira Force Lower Bridge
Ais Gill Railway Bridge near Mallerstang Appletree Worth Beck Bridge
Appletreeworth Beck New Foot Bridge Ashness Bridge
Bakerstead Bridge over River Mite Barrow Beck Bridge
Bassenthwaite Ouse Bridge Beck Stones Foot Bridge
Birk Hagg Wood Foot Bridge Birks Bridge
Bleng River Bridge Bolton Bridge
Boot Bridge Bow Bridge near Newton
Brathay Foot Bridge Bridge near Camerton
Bridge near Rosthwaite Bridge over Green Moor beck
Bridge to Finsthwaite High Dam Briery Bridge on Keswick Railway Cyclepath
Broughton Mills Bridge and Cottage Burneside Bridge
Caldbeck Bridge Carrock Beck Bridge
Caw Moss Foot Bridge Cawdale Beck Slate Bridge
Chinese Bridge Derwentwater Cockley Beck Bridge
Colby Bridge Combe Gill Bridge Near Rosthwaite
Coppermines Miners Bridge Cove Bridge
Crosby Gill Bridge Dalegarth Station Bridge Ravenglass Railway
Doctor Bridge River Esk Eamont Bridge
Elterwater Bridge Farleton Bridge
Finsthwaite High Dam Bridge Fitz Park Foot Bridge Keswick
Fogmire Beck Foot Bridge Wasdale Goldrill Bridge
Grange Bridge Grasmere Outflow Bridge
Great Langdale Beck Foot Bridge Great Langdale New Bridge
Grisedale Bridge Hadrians Wall Bridge Near Burtholme
Hawes Bridge near Natland Helton Pack Horse Bridge
Hesk Fell Area Bridge High Dam Foot Bridge
High Sweden Bridge Honister Pass Bridge
Irthing River Bridge Isel Bridge over River Derwent
Kendal Canal Old Foot Bridge Keswick Bypass Bridge
Kidshall Bridge at Chapel Stile Kirby Stephen Bridge over River Eden
Kirkstile Village Church Bridge Langdale Beck Bridge at Chapel Stile
Langstrath Beck Bridge Laverock Bridge near Skelsmergh
Levens Bridge from Levens Hall Lingcove Bridge
Mickleden Beck Foot Bridge Midfell Foot Bridge
Miller Bridge Kendal Millerground Footbridge
Milnthorpe Bridge over River Bela Miners Bridge
Monks Bridge River Calder Mouldry Bank Miners Bridge
Natty Bridge Nether Bridge Kendal
New Bridge at Chapel Stile New Road Foot Bridge Kendal
Newby Bridge Newlands Beck Bridge at Stair
Newlands Beck Foot Bridge Old Railway Bridge Kendal
Old Railway Bridge over the River Greta Original Romney Foot Bridge Kendal
Ousenstand Bridge Oxenholme to Winderemere Railway Bridge
Park Lane Canal Bridge near Holme Parr Street Canal Bridge Kendal
Pelter Bridge at Rydal Penny Rock Foot Bridge in Deer Bolt Woods
Pooley Bridge Portinscale Foot Bridge with view of Dodd
Portinscale to Ullock Farm Path Bridge Rakefoot Footbridge
River Esk Foot Bridge Rosthwaite Bridge
Rothay River Bridge Scale Bridge
Seatoller Hause Gill Bridge Sebergham Bell Bridge
Sedgwick Aquaduct Bridge Shepherds Bridge High Yewdale
Skelwith Bridge Skelwith Foot Bridge
Slaters Bridge Sleddale Beck Bridge
Smardale Bridge Sosgill Bridge
Spooney Green Bridge Stockley Bridge
Stone path over Strands Beck Stramongate Bridge Kendal
Styhead Gill Foot Bridge Thorney Bank Bridge
Tilberthwaite Ghyll Bridge Trout Beck Old Slate Bridge
Truss Gap Foot Bridge Ulpha Bridge
Ulthwaite Bridge Victoria Bridge Kendal
Walna Scar Pack Horse Bridge Walna Scar Track Bridge
Wasdale Head Pack Horse Bridge Watendlath Beck Pack Horse Bridge
Wath Bridge Whelpo Bridge
Willowford Bridge Wivel Foot Bridge Keswick
Wrynose Pass Bridge

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