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Slippery Stones Bridge Peak District

The packhorse bridge across the River Derwent at the northern end of Howden Reservoir was rescued from the submerged village of Derwent. The 17th century stone bridge was classified as an ancient monument so to allow for the construction of the reservoir which resulted in the flooding of the village it was dismantled and transported to the new location. The stones were numbered and put into storage for a number of years before it was reconstructed in 1959 at the new site.

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Taken on December 19, 2009