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Workman Bridge, Evesham
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Stretchy123
N 52° 05.492 W 001° 56.581
30U E 572413 N 5771745
Quick Description: Workman bridge was erected in 1856, under the auspices of Henry Workman, long-time mayor of Evesham. At the same time as building the bridge, the River Avon was dredged, and the sediment was used to create the adjacent Workman Gardens.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/2/2011 1:20:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMC725
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 2

Long Description:
Workman bridge was erected in 1856, under the auspices of Henry Workman, long-time mayor of Evesham. At the same time as building the bridge, the River Avon was dredged, and the sediment was used to create the adjacent Workman Gardens.

The cost of building the bridge was met by (a) public subscription, (b) the turnpike roads and (c) rates of those in the borough.

The bridge has been threatened when the River Avon has flooded over the years, but despite debris such as boats, caravans etc. being thrown at the bridge during floods, it has so far survived intact.

[The GPS reading listed is from the middle of the bridge]
Physical Location (city, county, etc.): Evesham

Road, Highway, Street, etc.: Bridge Street

Water or other terrain spanned: River Avon

Architect/Builder: James Samuel (engineer), James Taylor (contractor), Henry Workman (mayor)

Construction Date: 1856

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