TF0206 : George Bridge across the River Welland in Stamford

taken 7 years ago, near to Stamford, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

George Bridge across the River Welland in Stamford
George Bridge across the River Welland in Stamford
The plaque on this footbridge reads:
This George Bridge was rebuilt in the Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II and the mayorality of Ian C Allen AD 1977 - 1978
River Welland

The River Welland is a river in the east of England, some 65 miles long. It rises in the Hothorpe Hills, at Sibbertoft in Northamptonshire, then flows generally northeast to Market Harborough, Stamford and Spalding, to reach The Wash near Fosdyke. For much of its length it forms the county boundary between Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. It is a major waterway across the part of The Fens called South Holland, and is one of the Fenland rivers which were laid out with washlands. There are two channels between widely-spaced embankments with the intention that flood waters would have space in which to spread while the tide in the estuary prevented free egress. However, after the floods of 1947, new works such as the Coronation Channel were constructed to control flooding in Spalding and the washes are no longer used solely as pasture, but may be used for arable farming.

The Environment Agency is the navigation authority for the river, which is navigable as far upstream as Crowland, and with very shallow draught to West Deeping Bridge. The lock around the weir there is not usable. The traditional head of navigation was Wharf Road in Stamford. The management of the lower river has been intimately tied up with the drainage of Deeping Fen, and the river remains important to the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board, for whom it provides the final conduit to the sea for pumped water.
It is tidal as far as Fulney Lock.
(From wikipedia)

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 12 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
River (from Tags)
River Welland 
Date (from Tags)
1977  1978 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0289 0685 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.9781N 0:28.8342W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 02889 06855
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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