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Kirk Lane swing bridge 1st - New Junction Canal
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Address: Sykehouse
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
OS Grid Ref: SE640165
     Nicholsons Guide to the Waterways
     Volume 6, page 114 © 1997 Collins
Type: Swing
Construction: steel, wood
Power: Manual
Use: Road
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Technical Information:
Visited by: Chris Thompson & Stewart Marchant, 26 and 28/04/2008
Present Condition: Replaced
General notes:
The record book of the New Junction Canal (inspected in Waterways Trust Archive, Gloucester - archive ref 93/386) notes that A. Robbins visited the works of J. Butler & Co on 20/08/1902 to inspect patterns for frames, roller paths, centre pivot and pintle for the original swing bridges. He visited the works again on 12/11/02 to inspect progress on the swing bridge for Kirk Lane. Robbins reported that the short arm of the bridge was 23' 11 7/8" and the long arm 48' 5", giving a total of 73' 1 7/8" instead of 73' 1 3/4 " - 1/8" too long!

John Powell reports that the original Kirk Lane Swing Bridge was a steel half through lattice girder bridge with transverse timber decking. The overall length is 73 ft 3 in and the clear waterway width is 31 ft 0in. It carries an unclassified public road linking Fishlake with Sykehouse.

The bridge was originally under the sole control of a resident bridge keeper.
Acknowledgements :   John Powell 
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