We last visited Skipton almost a year ago and when I posted a haiga of the castle wall I wrote that
I took quite a few photographs and will no doubt post some of them here or elsewhere at some stage.Now it is time to show the bridges on the Springs Canal.
The Springs Canal is a branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It runs for half a mile from the main canal around the back of Skipton castle to a former stone loading wharf. The branch opened in 1797 and was built for Lord Thanet, who lived in Skipton Castle and owned the limestone quarries served by the branch. Stone was brought from the quarries by a tramroad to be loaded into boats for the journey down to Leeds. The canal starts near this first bridge on Coach Street.
#2 is Mill Bridge connecting the High Street with Raikes Road, the B6265 to Grassington. As can be seen on the towpath under the bridge is a gathering place for the local youth.
This is Mill Bridge as seen on the return journey with a bus passing over it.
A full list of participants to Broer som Binder can be found on Runes TX-blog.