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Encyclopedia > Ford (crossing)
A ford, with pedestrian footbridge, on a minor road near Weimar bei Kassel in Germany
A ford, with pedestrian footbridge, on a minor road near Weimar bei Kassel in Germany
The ford at Brockenhurst, leading into the village centre, following heavy rain.
The ford at Brockenhurst, leading into the village centre, following heavy rain.
"Bedforde", 1611

A ford is a place in a watercourse (most commonly a stream or river) that is shallow enough to be crossed by wading, on horseback, or in a wheeled vehicle. The names of many towns and villages are derived from such places, e.g. Oxford (a ford where oxen crossed the river: see the Oxford coat of arms), or Staffort and Stratford (a ford on a Roman road). Image File history File linksMetadata Ahne_Furt_Steg_bei_Weimar_v_O.jpg‎ Ahne, Furt und Steg nahe Weimar bei Kassel, von Osten, 2003-12-26. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ahne_Furt_Steg_bei_Weimar_v_O.jpg‎ Ahne, Furt und Steg nahe Weimar bei Kassel, von Osten, 2003-12-26. ... Weimar is the oldest part of the municipality of Ahnatal. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1385 KB) My own work, created on 7/12/06 at Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK. Released to public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1385 KB) My own work, created on 7/12/06 at Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK. Released to public domain. ... Map of Bedford by John Speed, 1611. ... Map of Bedford by John Speed, 1611. ... River Gambia flowing through Niokolokoba National Park A river is a large natural waterway. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... The Trikke is a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) This article is about the means of transport. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 503 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Staffort is an old German village in the triangle of Karlsruhe, Bruchsal and Rhine - since 1975 the village is part of the town Stutensee which was created by joining together with Blankenloch, Friedrichstal and Spöck. ... // Stratford originally meant ford in a Roman street and is the name of several places. ... YOU ARE GAY ...


A ford is, clearly, a much cheaper form of river-crossing than a bridge though normally only suitable today for very minor roads. Most modern fords are shallow enough to be crossed by cars and other wheeled or tracked vehicles (a process known, fittingly, as fording), but they may become impassable after heavy rain. This article is about the edifice (including an index to articles on specific bridge types). ... For the magazine called automobile, see Automobile Magazine. ...


At localities where the water is shallow enough, but the material on the riverbed will not support heavy vehicles, fords are sometimes improved by the provision of a submerged concrete floor. In such cases a curb is placed on the downstream side to prevent vehicles slipping off, as growth of algae will often make the slab very slippery. Concrete being poured, raked and vibrated into place in residential construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A curb or kerb is the edge where a raised sidewalk, road median, or road shoulder meets an unraised street or other roadway. ... A seaweed (Laurencia) up close: the branches are multicellular and only about 1 mm thick. ...


The German word furt (as in Frankfurt) and the Dutch voorde, (as in Coevorden or Amersfoort) are cognate and have the same meaning. Compare Bedforde in the map. Main Station Frankfurt Frankfurt International Airport For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Coevorden is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. ... Statistics Population: 82,488 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL055495 Administration District: Bedford Shire county: Bedfordshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire Historic county: Bedfordshire Services Police force: Bedfordshire Police Fire and rescue: Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service Ambulance...


Watersplash

A road running below the water level of a stream or river is often known as a watersplash. It is a common name for a ford or stretch of wet road in some areas, and sometimes also used to describe tidal crossings. They have become a common feature in rallying courses. There are enthusiasts who seek out and drive through these water features recording details such as wave created, position and access on dedicated websites. A Subaru Impreza WRX competing in a rally special stage on gravel. ... A website, Web site or WWW site (often shortened to just site) is a collection of webpages, that is, HTML/XHTML documents accessible via HTTP on the Internet; all publicly accessible websites in existence comprise the World Wide Web. ...


There are many old fords used as watersplashes in the United Kingdom, examples are at Brockenhurst in Hampshire, Wookey in Somerset and Swinbrook in Oxfordshire. Some of these are being replaced by bridges as these are considered to be a more reliable form of crossing in adverse weather conditions. Brockenhurst is a village situated in the New Forest, Hampshire, England. ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... Statistics Population: 1376[1] Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: ST515455 Administration District: Mendip Shire county: Somerset Region: South West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Somerset Historic county: Somerset Services Police force: Avon and Somerset Fire and rescue: Somerset Ambulance: South Western Post office and... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Swinbrook is an attractive Cotswold village located a few miles from Burford, Oxfordshire. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ...


The Dean Ford in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire is significant as it is specifically mentioned in the deeds of this property, which was gifted to the local people. The ford has had to be maintained as a property boundary feature, despite several cars a year being washed away. Map of Kilmarnock town centre in 1819 Kilmarnock (Cill Mhearnáig in Scottish Gaelic, and Killie locally) is a large burgh in East Ayrshire, Scotland, with a population of about 60,000. ... Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir in Scottish Gaelic) is a region of south-west Scotland, located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. ... A deed is a legal instrument used to grant a right. ...


Not just a British phenomenon, some very spectacular versions of the watersplash feature can be found in diverse locations. Australia has the Gulf Savannah, and others may be found in Canada, Italy, South Africa and Finland. They are also found on some Tennessee backroads, where they are referred to as "underwater bridges". Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...


External links

  • List of British fords

 
 

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