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Maritime Image of the Day: The High Bridge in Lincoln

PortandTerminal.com, February 16, 2020

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Bridges have always been mostly about two things – crossing an expanse of water, and giving clearance to the vessels sailing beneath them. Unlike today though, in the past, no space wasted and bridges were also used as retail space.

The High Bridge in Lincoln, which is featured as our “Maritime Image of the Day” was built in 1160. The current timber-framed structures built into the bridge deck date to around 1550.

This medieval stone arch bridge, one of the oldest in England, crosses the River Witham in the historic city of Lincoln. The earliest origins of Lincoln can be traced to the remains of an Iron Age settlement of round wooden dwellings that have been dated to the 1st century BC. For the local residents of Lincoln, this bridge was an engineering marvel in its day.

Bridges with buildings on them used to be common in England, of which the most famous was the old London Bridge. Similar ones also exist throughout Europe including the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy which was built in 1345.

Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy which was built in 1345.

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