Lift Bridge No 173

M40, Twyford, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
 
 
Lift Bridge No 173 is a minor waterways place on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) between Aynho Bridge No 190 (Ayhno Village 1.25 miles northeast up B4031) (4 miles and 6¾ furlongs and 4 locks to the southeast) and Concorde Avenue Bridge No 165 (1 mile and 7½ furlongs to the northwest).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Aynho Bridge No 190 is M40 Bridge (Northern Crossing) Bridge No. 173A; ¾ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Concorde Avenue Bridge No 165 is Nadkey Bridge No 172; 1¾ furlongs away.

This is a lift bridge that is usually left open.

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Nearest Water point

Cherwell Street Facilities — 1 mile, 7¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Banbury Lock No 29 — 1 mile, 7½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Aynho Wharf — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Cropredy Wharf Bridge No 153 — 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Cropredy Marina — 7 miles, ¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Heyford Wharf Bridge No 206 — 10 miles, 7 furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Fenny Compton Wharf — 12 miles, 6 furlongs and 13 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Thrupp Cruising Club — 18 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Langford Lane Bridge No 224 — 19 miles and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm

Nearest Rubbish disposal

Cherwell Street Facilities — 1 mile, 7¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Aynho Wharf — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Cropredy Wharf Bridge No 153 — 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Cropredy Marina — 7 miles, ¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Fenny Compton Wharf — 12 miles, 6 furlongs and 13 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Thrupp Cruising Club — 18 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm

Nearest Chemical toilet disposal

Cherwell Street Facilities — 1 mile, 7¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Cropredy Wharf Bridge No 153 — 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Cropredy Marina — 7 miles, ¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Thrupp Cruising Club — 18 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm

Nearest Place to turn

Twyford Wharf Winding Hole — 1 mile and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Calthorpe Winding Hole — 1 mile, 1½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Grimsbury Wharf — 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Southam Road Winding Hole — 2 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Southam Road Footbridge Arm — 3 miles, 1 furlong and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Winding Hole above Nell Bridge Lock — 3 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Aynho Wharf — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Cropredy Wharf Bridge No 153 — 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Somerton Deep Lock Winding Hole — 6 miles, 4 furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Cropredy Marina — 7 miles, ¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Cropredy Marina (Small Mooring Basin) — 7 miles, ½ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Clattercote Bridge No 147 — 8 miles, 3 furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Heyford Wharf Winding Hole — 10 miles, 6½ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
The Cleeves Winding Hole — 11 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Fenny Compton Marina — 12 miles, 3½ furlongs and 13 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Fenny Compton Wharf — 12 miles, 6 furlongs and 13 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Napton Junction
Kirtlington Winding Hole — 14 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Enslow Winding Hole — 15 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 10 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Shipton Weir Junction — 17 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 11 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Thrupp Wide — 18 miles, 2½ furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of End of Hythe Bridge Arm
 

Wikipedia has a page about Lift Bridge

A vertical-lift bridge or just lift bridge is a type of movable bridge in which a span rises vertically while remaining parallel with the deck.

The vertical lift offers several benefits over other movable bridges such as the bascule and swing-span bridge. Generally speaking they cost less to build for longer moveable spans. The counterweights in a vertical lift are only required to be equal to the weight of the deck, whereas bascule bridge counterweights must weigh several times as much as the span being lifted. As a result, heavier materials can be used in the deck, and so this type of bridge is especially suited for heavy railroad use.

Although most vertical-lift bridges use towers, each equipped with counterweights, some use hydraulic jacks located below the deck. An example is the 52-foot (16 m) span bridge at St Paul Avenue in Milwaukee (see also table bridges). Another design used balance beams to lift the deck, with pivoting bascules located on the top of the lift towers. An example of this kind was built at La Salle in Illinois, USA.

The biggest disadvantage to the vertical-lift bridge (in comparison with many other designs) is the height restriction for vessels passing under it. This is a result of the deck remaining suspended above the passageway.

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