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Bristol Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4536 / 51°27'13"N

Longitude: -2.5914 / 2°35'28"W

OS Eastings: 359004

OS Northings: 172904

OS Grid: ST590729

Mapcode National: GBR C8K.WR

Mapcode Global: VH88N.1QDJ

Plus Code: 9C3VFC35+FF

Entry Name: Bristol Bridge

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204252

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378988

Location: Central, Bristol, BS1

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

Tagged with: Road bridge

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Listing Text




Bristol Bridge



Bridge. 1764-68. By James Bridges. Widened 1873-4. Courtfield limestone ashlar and cast-iron. Classical style. A central segmental arch flanked by 2 semicircular arches, with rusticated voussoirs, soffits and pilaster strips, covered by a c1873 cast-iron deck with paired cast-iron Doric columns to steel pavement extensions.

HISTORICAL NOTE: similar to the original Westminster Bridge. The bridge was built by Thomas Paty; the Portland stone balustrade and 4 domed toll houses were removed in 1873-4, but were illustrated by Samuel Jackson 1824.

(Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 114; Greenacre F and Stoddard S: The Bristol Landscape; The Watercolours of Samuel Jackson: Bristol: 1986-: 13).

Listing NGR: ST5900472904

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

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