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Flush Bracket OSBM 299: Swarkestone Bridge   

Flush Bracket on W. parapet of bridge over River Trent, Swarkeston [2GL]; W side, Swarkestone Bridge, centre of River Trent.

Location
Grid reference: SK 3688 2852.
Landranger 128: Derby & Burton upon Trent.
Explorer 245: The National Forest.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB299.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
298 Swarkestone, Near Canal Junction 774.92m to the north.
297 Swarkestone Lowes, Canal Bridge 1.14km to the north.
300 Stanton by Bridge 1.53km to the south.
296 Derby Canal, Railway Bridge 2.42km to the north.
G2353 Chellaston, Vicarage 2.45km to the north.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Melbourne, 4.35km to the south.

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 141.3110 feet [43.0716 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Matlock to Melbourne levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on W. parapet of bridge over River Trent, Swarkeston.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 6th July 2014 by buspass. Condition: Good.

Visited on 7th August 2013 by ChrisC. Condition: Good.
Still there, but sinking into the pavement as per wrose.

Visited on 2nd September 2012 by wrose. Grid reference: SK 36894 28526. Condition: Good.
At the described location although a bit of the bottom of the bracket is now below ground level. Nothing more to add to previous visit reports other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3112390

Visited on 2nd December 2011 by Calico. Condition: Good.
No change.

Visited on 12th April 2009 by Geoboy53. Grid reference: SK 36874 28538. Condition: Good.

Visited on 6th March 2009 by Erewash. Condition: Good.

Visited on 3rd January 2009 by ted. Condition: Good.
Access via pavement, thankfully.

Visited on 10th November 2004 by RHW. Grid reference: SK 368 285. Condition: Good.
Swarkestone Bridge. E face of W ppt in middle of bridge over R Trent.

Visited on 14th August 2004 by RodS. Grid reference: SK 36874 28538. Condition: Good.
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