Welsh Bridge - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK.
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N 52° 42.596 W 002° 45.476
30U E 516353 N 5840031
Quick Description: The Welsh Bridge is a 266 feet long masonry 5 arch viaduct, crossing the River Severn, The longest River in Britain. The Welsh Bridge built in 1795, is located in the town of Shrewsbury, County of Shropshire, Great Britain.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/27/2016 12:20:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMQKCH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The Welsh Bridge - A grade II listed structure. The Welsh Bridge is constructed of stone & has five arches, each has a span of over 40 feet, & 1 x 10 feet wide pedestrian arch on the north side of the Bridge. The viaduct bridge crosses the River Severn, & connects Frankwell area, with Mardol Quay & the historic town centre.

Welsh Bridge - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK.
"The bridge was designed and built by John Tilley and John Carline (whose father was a mason on the English Bridge), who had built Montford Bridge for Thomas Telford. Four of the arches span 43 feet 4 inches, while the fifth and central arch is 46 feet 2 inches. The bridge is 30 feet wide, and built from Grinshill sandstone. In total it is 266 feet long. It was completed in 1795 at a cost of £8,000.

On the Mardol side of the bridge, on the junction with Victoria Avenue, one of the parapets of the bridge has the words "Commit No Nuisance" chiselled into the stone. This is an archaic injunction not to urinate in public.' Text source; (visit link)

Shropshire Council have a webcam overlooking the Welsh Bridge.
Length of bridge: 266 feet

Height of bridge: 40 feet

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians & Motor Vehicles.

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
River Severn

Date constructed: 1795

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: A458

Welsh Bridge - Shrewsbury, County of Shropshire

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