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Town Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1289 / 51°7'44"N

Longitude: -3.0011 / 3°0'4"W

OS Eastings: 330041

OS Northings: 137103

OS Grid: ST300371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.93J7

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.XWSF

Plus Code: 9C3R4XHX+HH

Entry Name: Town Bridge

Listing Date: 16 December 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187392

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374010

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Bridgwater

Built-Up Area: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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736-1/6/193 Town Bridge


Town bridge. Dated 1883. By R C Else and G B Laffan and made
by George Moss of Liverpool. Rough ashlar limestone abutments,
Ham Hill stone piers, steel girders with cast-iron railings,
lamps and plaques. 7 segmental arches with diagonal trellised
spandrels support the single span road bridge with tarmac
suface flanked by pavements. To the centre of the outside
arches plaques with the town crest and the inscription
"Erected 1883. W T Holland, Mayor." The rectangular-section
piers to each corner have recessed panels and moulded cornices
to shallow-pitched tops. 12 sections of railings between the
piers and 2 sections curving away to the sides are articulated
by cast-iron columns with a spiral moulding. The railings are
joined in pairs by semicircular arches, reversed to the base,
which are linked to the handrail and plinth, each pair is
linked at impost level, and by a central horizontal rail with
spikes above and below, to the centre of each pair. The 4
columns at the extremities are octagonal with recessed panels
and pyramidal tops. On the piers are C20 restored cast-iron
lamps, and the central columns of the railings have bases to
former lamps. The original stone bridge was replaced by one
cast in Coalbrookdale in 1797, which was replaced by the
present structure.
(VCH: Somerset: London: 1992-: 195).

Listing NGR: ST3004137103

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