Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Thoresby Bridge.

Thoresby Bridge is on the Louth Navigation Canal.

This small set of images was taken from the bridge which spans the canal.

"The Louth Navigation was a canalisation of the River Lud. It ran for 11 miles (18 km) from Louth in LincolnshireEngland, to Tetney Haven, at the mouth of the Humber. It was authorised by Act of Parliament in 1763 and completed in 1770, under the supervision of the engineer John Grundy, Jr. and then by James Hogard. Eight locks were required to overcome the difference in altitude, six of which were constructed with sides consisting of four elliptical bays, a design only ever used on this canal in Britain.

The lease was transferred to two railway companies in 1847, and reverted to the commissioners in 1876. The operation was a moderate success until the beginning of the twentieth century, when there was a rapid decline in income, and the canal formally closed in 1924.

The Louth Navigation Trust was formed in 1986 to promote the canal as an amenity, and has established a base in a restored canal warehouse in Louth. A feasibility study for restoring the canal for navigation was commissioned in 2004, and the Trust is hoping that this could be a reality by 2020."

Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.

This is looking toward Tetney Lock and eventually the Humber Estuary.
There are a few bridges and locks on the Louth Navigation with wharf side
building such as the one shown here. 

Old winding gear for the lock gates.  The gates have fallen into disrepair and are
no longer needed or able to be used.

From the bridge, looking in the opposite direction toward Louth.

Alongside the Louth navigation is this fishing lake.  I was a member of this lake for
a number of years.
All images taken with a Panasonic G5 Camera.