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Flush Bracket OSBM 1391: Lowther Bridge   

Flush Bracket on S.E. parapet of Lowther Bridge [2GL] - estimated location; FB reported destroyed 23/09/1969.

Grid reference: NY 5248 2818.
Landranger 90: Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside.
Explorer OL5: English Lakes - North-eastern area.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB1391.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
1392 Eamont Bridge, River Barn 581.38m to the northwest.
S8012 Clifton, Church 1.35km to the southeast.
S8011 Clifton, School 1.88km to the southeast.
1263 High Dikes 1.99km to the southeast.
G2357 Redhills, Eamont Terrace 2.00km to the west.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Penrith, 4.75km to the west.

Second Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1912-21)
This flush bracket was used during the Second geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 399.2740 feet [121.6987 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Kirkby Stephen to Penrith levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on S.E. parapet of Lowther Bridge.

Third Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1950-68)
This flush bracket was used during the Third geodetic levelling, England & Wales. It was included on the Penrith to Kirkby Stephen levelling line.

Logged Visits
Visited on 15th March 2015 by cjo. Condition: Probably destroyed.

Visited on 16th August 2014 by AndyG. Condition: Destroyed.
From Old Maps 1915 1:2500 the bracket is shown on the NE face of the SW parapet at the SE end.The bridge appears to have been further widened after rebuilding in the 19th century (probably in the late 1960s given the reported destruction date of the bracket).I think it's safe to say it has been destroyed.

Visited on 21st May 2011 by ted. Condition: Probably destroyed.
No sign of FB; parapet not original.
Cut BM with rivet on parapet at NW end.

Visited on 13th May 2008 by dal. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Roadside parapets are replacements - I didn't delve riverside. I can't disagree with the OS report of destroyed.

Visited on 28th August 2006 by iainmac. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Definitely not roadside.
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