Swing Bridge, Whitby

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Whitby Swing Bridge is a pedestrian and road bridge over the River Esk in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
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  • You get a nice view of Whitby on both sides of the bridge. In the middle of town, near the harbor, so easy to spot.  more »
  • This swing bridge crosses the estuary and was built in Victorian times. There is an interesting information board by it explaining the history in great detail We didn't see it in action but it is...  more »
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  • Came here when Whitby was crowded with summer visitors and the bridge was packed with pedestrians trying to get to the old part of town. Still managed to enjoy lovely views of the harbour and town from both sides! I later got to see the bridge open to allow some tall masted yachts and large boats to pass through. It attracted quite a crowd and was impressive to watch.
  • if your thinking of visiting Whitby and not been before you will see this swing bridge I think it's a really lovely piece of art work and to watch it open to let a boat go by And then close after the boat as gone it's lovely to watch it move And to the side of this beautiful bridge you will see people with there children crabbing with there reel and bucket . and this is a good place to see the bridge open have a camera with you I don't live in Whitby but when me and my wife come over for the day or when we have stopped in Whitby with our touring caravan I always hope to be there when this opens I think there are a lot of people visit Whitby and they may walk across this or drive across they see it but don't really see it in a way it's just something they have been across but it's a lot more than that . If you go on one of the boat trips turn around and if you have a camera take some photos And then when your coming back you will get a 2nd look at the bridge . And I have seen that the bridge as been closed on the summer weekends for safety reasons . construction of this bridge start in 1908 and opened in 1909 it spans 75ft I hope it's not to long before I get back down to Whitby and see this bridge I remember seeing this swing bridge for the first time when I was 7years old when I came on a coach trip with my parents in the school holidays in 1966 I remember walking across the bridge so my mum and dad could show me the steps that go upto the church and Abbey. we did not go up but came back and stopped near the bridge watching it open to let a boat past . I hope when you go or if you have seen this I hope you like it as much as me
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