Sunday, 11 July 2010

Poyntz Bridge

Today, the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society was swinging Poyntz Bridge on the Chichester Canal.  This bridge is usually left open, so it's not often you can walk across.  There are school playing fields on the other side.

The Chichester Canal Trust trip boat was making its regular excursions down the canal, so the bridge had to be swung out of the way.

In spite of being a canal which is only a couple of miles long and not connected to anything, the water was quite busy.  In addition to the trip boat, there were half a dozen rowing boats, and later a load of canoes and kayaks too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fascinating! Wouldn't it be nice if all these 'orphan' waterways could be joind up - what a curise we could have....

Sue, Indigo Dream