Battlesbridge, Chelmsford Road, Rettendon, Essex

Battlesbridge, Chelmsford Road, Rettendon, Essex
Photograph taken 19 October 1999 © Richard Phillips. Source Historic England Archive ref: 428841

This road-bridge crosses the tidal River Crouch. Records of bridges on this site date to 1372. This one was built in 1872 by William Webster, at a cost of £3,500. The previous bridge (c1845) by Thomas Hopper was demolished by a steam traction engine. So this bridge was specifically designed to take heavier weights. In the last decade, the bridge has been widened to the west face to accommodate 2 lane traffic.

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