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High Bridge (Lincoln)
The High Bridge (in Spanish high bridge) in Lincoln, England, is the oldest in the United Kingdom, which has buildings on the bridge itself. It was built around 1160 and in 1235 a chapel dedicated to Thomas Becket, which was demolished in 1762, while the set of stores date from 1550. The bridges of this style were frequent in the Middle Ages, being the best known, the London Bridge, but most have been demolished because they were an obstacle to navigation.
The Glory Hole is the name given by generations of navigators to the Lincoln High Bridge. It has a narrow and winding arch that is a limit to the size of the ships used on the Witham River, which sail from Brayford Pool, at the start of Foss Dyke to Boston and the sea.
Since the fourteenth century, the bridge has contributed to the flooding of the city of Lincoln and after any heavy rain, the bridge is virtually non-navigable. In the 19th century, William Jessop carried out a project to divert the waters of the Witham River through the south of the city, which was never applied.