NO real surprise that lots of people knew last week’s double arched bridge over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on the A59 at East Marton, near Skipton. They included Cath Cooney, Julian Shevelan and Dee Lancaster; Dee added she passes the bridge on her daily walk and never fails to be impressed.

It was also identified by Philip Winstanley, Anne Lindsay, Margaret Askew, Iain Rawson, and John and Barbara Fletcher, who add it is close to one of their favourite places to launch their kayak.

It is indeed quite a sight - whether paddling along the canal, or walking along the towpath. Built in around 1790 and designed by the engineer Robert Whitworth, it is grade two listed.

The original pack horse bridge over the canal was transformed into the new double-arched bridge when the new A59 road was built on top.

The canal was fully opened in 1816 with the section through East Marton started in 1793.

The Pennine Way passes along the towpath from the direction of Thornton-in-Craven, under the bridge and on to East Marton, Bank Newton, Gargrave, Airton and Malham.

The bridge has always been a source of great interest, perhaps more so in the past.

A large wagon left the road and went off the bridge, falling into the canal around 50 years ago. Large crowds gathered to see the driver being rescued from the canal and the road was shut for several hours.

Another time, the Craven Herald sent out a reporter to witness an unusual, electric powered boat pass under the famous double arches.

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