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British Industrial History

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Category:Skew Bridges

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Skew or oblique bridges are commonplace, and entrants in this category are only included if they are of particular interest

Skew bridges became an unavoidable necessity with the coming of canals and railways in the Industrial Revolution. Before that, when bridges were only built for roads and pedestrian use, it was usually much easier to align the bridge to cross the waterway normally (i.e. at right angles).

See also Skew Bridges: History