Friday, December 9, 2011

Slater's Bridge in Flood

Gavin Rose sent me some great pics yesterday of Slater's Bridge being besieged by recent flood waters. The Lake District where he works as a trail builder has received lots of rain this season. 

The old dry stone bridge is still keeping those who cross it dry. Gavin writes "Its amazing to think that this structure has stood up to that amount of punishment for centuries and certainly testiment to the durability of drystone arch bridges in general."

Check my previous blog entry to see what it normally looks like. Happy Bridge Day


  1. Hey John, whether I'm building a bridge, path or wall I try to visualize 'once in a blue moon' flood events like the one shown in these photos - this goes a long way in explaining my obsession with deep footings and solid foundations. Gavin.