Mythe Bridge, A438, Tewkesbury - Tewkesbury

Road bridge over the River Severn. Built 1823-26 by Thomas Telford, cast iron bridge of six segmental arched latticed beams, latticed roadway beam with latticed ironwork filling the spandrels. Each abutment has outer and inner sandstone piers separated by six brick arched tunnel vaults with cast iron colonettes. Cast iron roadway balustrade between piers. Ironwork of the balustrades is rusting at connections. Sandstone piers, especially above roadway level, are severely fractured and eroded, some covered in excessive and harmful ivy growth. Also in West Midlands Heritage at Risk Register.

Mythe Bridge, A438, Tewkesbury - Tewkesbury
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: MYTHE BRIDGE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1282810
  • Local Planning Authority: Tewkesbury
  • Site Type: Transport > Bridge


  • Building Name: Mythe Bridge
  • Street Name: A438
  • County: Gloucestershire
  • District / Borough: Tewkesbury
  • Parish: Tewkesbury
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Tewkesbury
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority, multiple owners
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, part in CA