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Bigsweir Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Briavels, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7428 / 51°44'33"N

Longitude: -2.6695 / 2°40'10"W

OS Eastings: 353872

OS Northings: 205107

OS Grid: SO538051

Mapcode National: GBR JM.1H6N

Mapcode Global: VH877.PG3C

Plus Code: 9C3VP8VJ+46

Entry Name: Bigsweir Bridge

Listing Date: 7 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354485

Location: St. Briavels, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, NP25

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: St. Briavels

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: St Briavels St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 50 NE

Bigsweir Bridge


Road bridge over river Wye. Built 1826-29. Cast iron and sandstone. A broad central clear span in four cast iron arches with W-strutting rising to a slight hump-back, to extended sandstone abutments including two flat segmental arches each side. Simple handrail over diagonally set balusters with indent mould except where replaced in C20, all in cast iron. Abutments rise from heavy roll mould to parapet with capping, run back in segments to circular terminal piers, then continued walls similarly on either side over the stone segmental arches. Main handrails at circa 5 metre centres, and the round piers circa 8 metre centres. The iron-work was cast at Merthyr Tydfil.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10 November 2016.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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