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Garret Hostel Bridge Between Clare Bridge and Trinity Bridge on the Cam

A Grade II Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2058 / 52°12'21"N

Longitude: 0.114 / 0°6'50"E

OS Eastings: 544553

OS Northings: 258508

OS Grid: TL445585

Mapcode National: GBR L78.RM5

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.XTMC

Plus Code: 9F426447+8J

Entry Name: Garret Hostel Bridge Between Clare Bridge and Trinity Bridge on the Cam

Listing Date: 29 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119764

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469293

Also known as: Orgasm Bridge

ID on this website: 101119764

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge St Mary the Great with St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Ely

Tagged with: Building Bridge

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20/10086 Garret Hostel Bridge,
between Clare Bridge and Trinity Bridge on the Cam.


Footbridge over river. 1960. Timothy Morgan of Guy Morgan and Partners (architect). J.L. Kier & Co (engineer and contractor). Prestressed concrete structure (granite aggregate), bronze railings, reinforced concrete abutments faced with York stone. Two hinged arch of 8Oft span. Sixth bridge on site since 1455, replacing cast iron one of 1837. This bridge was presented to the city by the Trusted family who are connected with nearby Trinity Hall. The designer Timothy Morgan, who died in 1960, was an undergraduate at the School of Architecture. An attractive arching bridge with a keel-shaped underside, which elegantly frames a well-known view. "One of Cambridge's best post-war works of architecture" (Booth & Taylor).
Henry D: Modern British Bridges: C R Books: 1965-; de Mare E: Bridges of Britain: Batsford: 1975-; Booth & Taylor: Cambridge New Architecture: 1964-).

Listing NGR: TL4455358508

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