Town Bridge - 1829 - Thetford, Norfolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 24.822 E 000° 44.757
31U E 346698 N 5809443
Quick Description: Town Bridge, a bridge over the River Ouse, Thetford, constructed in 1829.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/20/2017 12:15:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMWDJW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
"Town Bridge was constructed over the Little Ouse in 1829 by Brough and Smith, City Road, London. It is a single span cast iron bridge with traceried spandrels and rusticated stone revetments. It has a decorative cast iron balustrade and two lamp standards and is dated on the upstream side.

The bridge was built by Brough and Smith, City Road, London, It is 10m (33ft) long, with six cast iron ribs. Each rib is 38cm (1ft 3in) deep with 6cm (1.5in) webs cast in four segments. In 1964 the bridge was reinforced and concrete arches were added."

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A plaque tells us that a bridge has probably stood at this location for a thousand years. Replacing the wooden St Christopher bridge, this bridge was erected in 1829 was made locally by the famous Thetford firm Burrell & Son (known for their traction engines)
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1829

Date stone, plaque location.: Middle of arch, either side of bridge

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

Website (if available): Not listed

Parking (safe parking location): Not Listed

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