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Bridge Date Stones and Plaques
Managed By: Icon Here Bridge Daters
Description:
This category seeks to find bridge date stones or bronze tablets which permanently recorded the date a bridge was constructed or dedicated.
Expanded Description:

Sometimes when bridges are built, especially those of the early 20th century, date markers were embedded or installed in the bridge for posterity, not only listing the construction or dedication date but those responsible for the building of the bridge.

Many of those markers are of stone and are eroded and worn with time. Still others have suffered at the hands of the vandal or savage. Others have simply vanished. This category seeks to electronically preserve these unique date markers.

Instructions for Posting a Bridge Date Stones and Plaques Waymark:

Acceptable waymarks for this category would include:

1. Stones & Plaques: Permanently embedded date stones built into the bridge or a permanent plaque or marker, usually bronze, attached to the bridge.

2. Originality: The bridge date stone has to be original, thus the historical nature of the category. It also has to be the year the bridge was built. If it is not the year the bridge was built, your submission will be denied unless you have a very good argument. We are not looking for signs of history or historical markers added later with a date or new or old metal signs bearing dates.

3. Marker Text: The text of the marker must be included in the long description.

4. Two Photos: A framed "art shot" of the date stone or tablet must be the default photo. A second photo of the bridge itself must also be included. Failure to do so will result in the waymark being denied.

5. History: Please include as much information as you can find out about the bridge.

6. Naming Convention:
Bridge Name - Date - City/State or Country
Please adhere to the capitalization of proper nouns, not all capitals for every word. Use dashes not commas. Here is an example:

Hollingshead Folly Bridge - 1856 - Moorestown, NJ

There are no exceptions or innovations to the naming convention.

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7. Location: Please write a sentence or more if necessary to explain exactly where on the bridge the date is located. Some of these are hard to locate. Direction is appreciated.

** Failure to comply with the naming convention will result in your waymark being unceremoniously denied. **

Exclusions:

Freestanding monuments away from the bridge itself are not to be included in this category. The date stone or plaque should be worked into the fabric of the bridge. Displaced date stones are not accepted here. Metal markers with lettering stuck on as an afterthought are not for this category.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please provide an original picture of the location and some original words regarding your visit.
Category Settings:
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Variables:
  • Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.
  • Date stone, plaque location.
  • Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.
  • Website (if available)
  • Parking (safe parking location)
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Image for Steps Bridge - 1816 - Dartmoor, Devon UKview gallery

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesSteps Bridge - 1816 - Dartmoor, Devon UK

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A dated granite bridge on East Dartmoor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/4/2011

last visited: never

Image for River Taw Footbridge, Belstone - 1989 -  North Dartmoor, Devon UKview gallery

WW19 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesRiver Taw Footbridge, Belstone - 1989 - North Dartmoor, Devon UK

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A dated footbridge on Northern Dartmoor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/3/2011

last visited: never

Image for Prince Edward Bridge - 1931 - Two Bridges, Dartmoor Devon, UKview gallery

SWSW23.7 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesPrince Edward Bridge - 1931 - Two Bridges, Dartmoor Devon, UK

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A dated stone bridge on central Dartmoor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/4/2011

last visited: 11/4/2013

Image for Taff Viaduct - 1995 - Cardiff, Wales, UKview gallery

NN93.2 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesTaff Viaduct - 1995 - Cardiff, Wales, UK

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The 600 meter long Taff Viadut is part of the A4232 Cardiff Link Road in the Bay area of the city. The corner stones are in the form of a carved stone relief of the Coat of Arms of county of South Glamorgan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Superted

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/21/2013

last visited: 5/5/2013

Image for Old Bridge - 1750 - Pontypridd, Walesview gallery

NN105.6 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesOld Bridge - 1750 - Pontypridd, Wales

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The "Old Bridge" across the River Taff at Pontypridd (Welsh: Yr Hen Bont), which is now known as the William Edwards Bridge, is the fourth bridge built on this spot, the first two fell down, the third only lasted six weeks before it also fell down.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2012

last visited: 11/11/2011

Image for Cleddau Bridge Stone - 1975 - Pembroke Dock, Pembroke, Wales, UKview gallery

NWNW142.6 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesCleddau Bridge Stone - 1975 - Pembroke Dock, Pembroke, Wales, UK

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A double set of stones one in English one in Welsh at the south side of the bridge commemorating its opening in 1975 by the Secretary of State for Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member N!TR0

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/22/2011

last visited: never

Image for Blackpool Bridge - 1830 - Narberth, Ceredigion, Wales, UKview gallery

NWNW146.5 km

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Bridge Date Stones and PlaquesBlackpool Bridge - 1830 - Narberth, Ceredigion, Wales, UK

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Blackpool bridge in Narberth was built in 1890 to assist carriage over the river here next to Blackpool Mill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member N!TR0

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/18/2011

last visited: never

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