Middleham Bridge to be repaired….

An important bridge not far from Middleham Castle is to be repaired to prevent “structural instability and failure”. It was once described in a sketch by celebrated artist JMW Turner as “The Entrance To Wensleydale”, and is key for those travelling between Wensleydale and Harrogate, Ripon and Masham. If there is such a sketch, I haven’t been able to locate it.

To read more of the bridge and its present problems, go to this article and this one.

But as a Postscript, I can’t help wondering what Richard would have thought of an impressively castellated bridge that didn’t have a castle gatehouse at one end or the other?  


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