This historic and attractive little road bridge lies on the original alignment of the road linking Dentdale with the Hawes-Ingleton Road at the head of Ribblesdale. The road at Dent Head was re-aligned circa 1869 to create room for the Settle-Carlisle Railway - hence the inclusion of this structure in the SCRCA Database.
In the default image below (Image A), the packsaddle bridge is viewed through and framed by two of the piers of Dent Head Viaduct. The limestone blocks used to construct the viaduct are massive by comparison with the relatively small gritstone blocks used to construct the packsaddle bridge.
When viewing the enlarged version of Image B, the contrast in scale between these two bridges is fascinating: the towering magnificence of the railway bridge makes the old road bridge look like a scale model.