Sunday, 17 July 2011
Looking back to a time when it wasn't raining....sigh!.... this is Barden Bridge - across the River Wharfe up in the Yorkshire Dales. It's my entry for the Sunday Bridges theme hosted by Louis La Vache. It amazes me just how many variations there are on the simple idea of a bridge. After all, they all have the one purpose: to get from one side of an obstacle to another - and yet the ways mankind has dreamed up to do that are myriad. This is a good solid stone bridge, but it has a narrow roadway - designed I think for the days before cars were common. It has little niches for pedestrians to step out of the way of vehicles.
Barden Bridge is on the Bolton Abbey Estate, adjacent to the ruin of the sixteenth century hunting lodge known as Barden Tower.