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290105-08. © NRT, 2005
Hornby Bridge, Lancashire, UK, 29 January, 2005

The River Wenning looks placid today, but the local rivers respond very rapidly to rainfall on the surrounding moors, and the triangular protective buttress ('cutwater') on the bridge pier can be submerged in flood flows almost filling the arches.
I neglected to include an indication of scale, but I think the cutwater is about 3 m tall.
There's documentary evidence of a stone bridge being here by 1674, and there's no reason to doubt it's this one. It was widened in the 1940s. One wouldn't guess from above, as it's stone-faced, but the concrete arch is visible from underneath, on the left of this image.

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