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A BRIDGE AT THIRLMERE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT THAT IS HALF A DAM

A BRIDGE AT THIRLMERE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT THAT IS HALF A DAM

There is probably no more beautiful footbridge in England than this curiously constructed crossing at the upper end of Thirlmere. Its origin would seem to have been the stepping-stones that once served for transit across this stretch of running water. From these stones was evolved a series of loose stone dams thrown up much in the same way as those of the Subsequently the gaps between the piles of stones were bridged with rough hand bridges, and the intermediate track levelled more or less. But what strikes one most forcibly ft is primitively built bridge and dike is the perfect harmony between it and its romantic background of wooded stream, mountain and fell.

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