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Latitude: 52.002 / 52°0'7"N
Longitude: -2.1637 / 2°9'49"W
OS Eastings: 388858
OS Northings: 233736
OS Grid: SO888337
Mapcode National: GBR 1JJ.KRD
Mapcode Global: VH93M.GY05
Entry Name: Mythe Bridge (That Part in Civil Parish of Bushley)
Listing Date: 11 August 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1238445
English Heritage Legacy ID: 415968
Location: Bushley, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, GL20
District: Malvern Hills
Civil Parish: Bushley
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Bushley
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
216/4/35 TEWKESBURY ROAD
11-AUG-52 MYTHE BRIDGE (THAT PART IN CIVIL PARIS
H OF BUSHLEY)
The Mythe Bridge designed by Thomas Telford and dating to 1825.
EXTERIOR: The bridge is built of cast iron with stone abutments. It consists of a single segmental arch with a 52m span resting on a series of six ribs with small X-bracing carrying the diagonal crossed bracing to the spandrels beneath the beam to the road way and balustrade. At each abutment is a series of six tunnel vaults with pointed arches, stone quoins and separated by attached colonnettes.
HISTORY: The Mythe Bridge was built in 1823-6 by Thomas Telford with the main iron casting by William Hazeldine, the celebrated Shrewsbury ironmaster. The bridge is illustrated on the first edition (1884) Ordnance Survey map with a toll house at both the east and west end. The form of the bridge remains constant throughout the historic maps although it is known that the decking was strengthened with a reinforced concrete slab in 1923.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The Mythe Bridge built 1823-6 by Thomas Telford is listed at Grade II* for the following principal reasons:
* Technological interest: As a bridge of iron construction with a 52m span designed in the early 1820s, part of the first generation of this technologically-significant type
* Engineering interest: As a significant bridge built by Thomas Telford.
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