Gallows Bridge (The Harlequin Crew Book 5)
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Carries the Grand Union Canal towpath from the west to the eastern bank at the northern end of the Boston Manor Estate.
In modern usage the term has come to mean almost exclusively a scaffold or gibbet used for execution by hanging. The northbound span was opened in October 2021 and carried both northbound and southbound traffic while the old bridge was demolished and the southbound portion of the new bridge was constructed.Mooring here is tolerable (it's just about possible if really necessary), mooring rings or bollards are available. The Canal was actually built by a separate company, although the two canals had a joint office on Moor Row until around 1850.
associated with Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal) An account of the Grand Junction Canal, 1792 - 1928, with a postscript. At Gallows Bridge Farm we have attempted experimental introductions of the rare Tassel Stonewort Tolypella intricata and Lesser Water-plantain Baldellia ranunculoides – both of these rare species occur elsewhere in the Upper Ray catchment. The Canal proved to be more important than the merchants could have wished for in supporting the development of Bradford.We are able to accomodate all types of canal boats including wide beams, narrowboats, barges and river cruisers. The very last boat to make its way down the canal in July 1922 was the steamer Beta, recently purchased by Benjamin C Walls after he set up his carrying company in 1921.
This late medieval stone bridge - originally 'gallows bridge' - across the River Avill once carried packhorses bringing fleeces from Exmoor to the Somerset market town of Dunster.A noted example of this type of execution in the USA was the hanging of British spy John André in 1780. The 66 Parallel Trail, a 10-foot-wide shared-use path, has been built alongside I-66 from Dunn Loring to Centreville as part of the project. It is accessible by wheelchairs, though the ground is slightly uneven at one end of the bridge onto Macmillan Way West.