The River Ouse - York. The Lendal Bridge, York from the South Bank, looking downstream Lendal Bridge was built by Thomas Page in 1863 and is an iron bridge with Gothic features. It links Station Road with Museum Street and thus York railway station with York Minster, and is part of York's Inner Ring Road. At both ends of the bridge stand towers, Barker Tower to the west and Lendal Tower to the east. A rope ferry previously existed at this location.
York lies within the Vale of York, a flat area of arable land bordered by the Pennines, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss on a terminal moraine left by the last Ice Age. During Roman times, the land surrounding the rivers Ouse and Foss was very marshy, making it easier to defend. The city is prone to flooding from the River Ouse, and has an extensive (and mostly effective) network of flood defences. These include walls along the Ouse, and a liftable barrier across the River Foss where it joins the Ouse. In October and November 2000 York experienced the worst flooding in 375 years with over 300 homes being flooded.
Much land in and around the city has always been too flood-prone for development.
There are nine bridges across the River Ouse within the city of York, England. The earliest bridge, built by the Romans, linked Stonegate (the via praetoria of the Roman fortress) and Micklegate, and crossed the river approximately where the Guildhall now is. Its replacement, Ouse Bridge, was a wooden bridge built about 350 metres downstream by the Vikings. It has been rebuilt three times, most recently between 1810 and 1820. The Scarborough Railway Bridge of 1845 was the second bridge to be built, and it was followed by two more road bridges, Lendal Bridge in 1863 and Skeldergate Bridge in 1882. The Millennium Bridge, a footbridge, was added in 2001. There are also Clifton Bridge in the northern suburbs of the city, two modern fly-overs carrying the outer ring road, and the former railway bridge at Naburn, which is now part of the York-Selby cycle path.
North to south, the bridges are: The A1237 Outer Ring Road Clifton Bridge (1963) Scarborough Railway Bridge (1844) Lendal Bridge (1863) Ouse Bridge (1821) Skeldergate Bridge (1881) Millennium Bridge (2001) The A64 Outer Ring Road Naburn railway bridge (now a cycle and pedestrian path) There are also numerous bridges across the smaller River Foss, notably the Blue Bridge, near the confluence with the Ouse, and the Georgian Foss Bridge, which links Fossgate and Walmgate.
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