Wansford Bridge - 1795 - Cambridgeshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 34.772 W 000° 24.929
30U E 675112 N 5828636
Quick Description: The date-stone on Wansford Bridge appears on the eastern face.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/15/2011 12:25:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMB7HQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
Wansford Bridge is a Grade I Listed feature from 25th September 1951. The A1 or Great North Road used to cross the River Nene over Wansford Bridge here. Today the A1 is further to the east with the major junction of the A47 to the north - the bypass was built in 1929.

There are twelve arches making up the bridge and different sections date to various times. The northernmost arches being from 1577, then 1674 and 1672. It is constructed of limestone blocks and has V-shaped cutwaters. Before this bridge there was a wooden one damaged in floods during 1571. The date 1795 also is relevant to when the arches were reduced from twelve to ten after ice and flood damage.
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1795

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: River Nene

Website (if available): [Web Link]

Parking (safe parking location): N 52° 34.729 W 000° 24.859

Date stone, plaque location.: Not listed

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