Town Bridge

Date:
25 Feb 2002
Location:
Town Bridge, Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset
Reference:
IOE01/02487/03
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BRIDGWATER

ST3037 TOWN BRIDGE 736-1/6/193 Town Bridge 16/12/74

GV II

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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/0186 IOE Records taken by John Bjergfelt; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr John Bjergfelt. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Bjergfelt, John

Rights Holder: Bjergfelt, John

Keywords

Ashlar, Cast Iron, Lias, Limestone, Tar, Victorian Road Bridge, Transport, Road Transport Site, Bridge, Lamp Bracket, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Street Furniture, Plaque, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Railings, Monument <By Form>, Barrier