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Ludham Bridge Years Ago

Post by Miles » December 16th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Did you know Ludham Bridge was once this way?
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Re: Ludham Bridge Years Ago

Post by Hylander » December 17th, 2018, 7:33 am

Strange how both Acle Bridge and Ludham have been modified to cope with present boat traffic and yet Potter Heigham still remains as always was.

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Re: Ludham Bridge Years Ago

Post by Miles » December 17th, 2018, 7:45 am

I was reading about Ludham Bridge just recently. That particular bridge really hindered the wherries and so much so that it was modified. In fact, they struggled to get through it.
The original old bridge at Beccles was such a problem during floods that wherries would go around it on the flooded marshes.
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Re: Ludham Bridge Years Ago

Post by BytheBroads » December 18th, 2018, 3:07 pm

I doubt if Acle or Ludham were changed for the benefit of boat traffic else Ludham would have been a bit wider and higher for boats & Potter of course got a by-pass using the old railway line Wroxham/Hoveton has of course gained a bridge over a bridge plus a pedestrian bridge

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Re: Ludham Bridge Years Ago

Post by BEN » December 19th, 2018, 10:18 am

Acle bridge was not historic, it had been rebuilt early 1800s, replaced by a single arch in the 1930s and finally in 1997 it got the concrete thing there now.

Ludham bridge was badly damaged by the great flood of 1912 and rebuilt from a smaller than Potter arch to a brick built version of todays bridge . Replaced again in 1959, with current bigger again concrete bridge.

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