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Knight Architects wins approval to replace bridge destroyed in 2015 Lake District floods

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I thought that - unlike a high arched structure (e.g., the ancient bridge at Mostar) - the original structure at Pooley Bridge, with piers in the river, obstructed the flood of water to such an extent that it started to act like a dam, and that was its undoing. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe the pier foundations were undercut (or maybe there was a combination of factors) but you've highlighted a dilemma that might be repeated more frequently, and 'the shock of the new' is something that we'll have to come to terms with, if it's just impossible to rebuild 'as was'..

Posted date

5 May, 2019

Posted time

9:03 am

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