Register | Login


In the heart of Crowland, a small town in Lincolnshire, England, is a unique attraction—a 14th century stone arch bridge standing by the side of a road junction, long away from any river. But before it was left high and dry the bridge was a vital crossing point in south Lincolnshire dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.

Long, long ago, the River Welland flowed through Crowland, splitting at a point where the bridge stands today. One arm of the river continued north following more or less the present course of the river, while the other arm went south to join River Nene near Wisbech. Then sometime in the middle of 17th century, as part of a land reclamation project, River Welland was embanked and rerouted about a kilometer away from the bridge. The tiny stream that still flowed under the bridge was covered and became sewers.

crowland-trinity-bridge-2

Photo credit: Electric Egg / Shutterstock.com

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2018.



Operation Tracer The Secret Plan To Bury Soldiers Alive Inside The Rock Of Gibraltar
Operation Tracer The Secret Plan To Bury Soldiers Alive Inside The Rock Of Gibraltar
Oregons Lost Lake Disappears Each Summer Down a Hole
Oregons Lost Lake Disappears Each Summer Down a Hole
Organic Farming in the Deserts of Wadi Rum
Organic Farming in the Deserts of Wadi Rum
Orlando Towers in Johannesburg
Orlando Towers in Johannesburg
Osaka Stadiums Housing Expo
Osaka Stadiums Housing Expo
Oscar Wildes Lipstick-Covered Tomb in Paris
Oscar Wildes Lipstick-Covered Tomb in Paris
Out of Place Ski Jumps
Out of Place Ski Jumps
owl tilts her head
owl tilts her head