Stone Bridge, Deeping St James, Lincolnshire

Stone Bridge, Deeping St James, Lincolnshire

If you see a postcard of the Deepings, it will usually feature the stunning stone bridge which links Deeping St James to Deeping Gate.

The bridge was constructed in 1651 and was designed to allow horse drawn carts to cross the river in the days when the Welland was a busy trading route.

Along the bridge there are four alcoves which were designed to allow mules loaded with goods to stand aside and allow horse and carts to pass.

Today, the bridge is used for cars and other small vehicles and at only 13 feet wide traffic can move in only one direction at a time.

A stroll alongside the river heading from the bridge towards high locks will be one of the most beautiful river walks in the country.

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