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Thursday, 20 October 2016

200 YEARS OLD AND STILL LOOKS GOOD

PHOTO SHOULD  ENLARGE WITH A CLICK
The Old Wye Bridge or Town Bridge at Chepstow crosses the River Wye between Monmouthshire in Wales and Gloucestershire in England, close to Chepstow Castle. Although there had been earlier wooden bridges on the site since Norman times, the current road bridge was constructed of cast iron in 1816 during the Regency period, by John Rastrick of Bridgnorth, who greatly modified earlier plans by John Rennie.
The bridge crosses a river with one of the highest tidal ranges in the world. It carried the main A48 road between Newport and Gloucester until 1988, when a new road bridge was opened downstream alongside Chepstow Railway Bridge. The road bridge now carries local traffic between Chepstow and Tutshill. It is a Grade I listed building.
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10 comments:

  1. You are so right! I would never have guessed that bridge was that old. It looks great!

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  2. Oh my gosh- what a pretty bridge and no I wouldn't have thought old, for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hello, what a pretty bridge. Great view and photo. Have a great day and weekend ahead!

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  4. Oh yes, fantastic bridge, I take that road across the bridge every day. Well, almost.

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  5. Terrific bridge! And doesn't look anywhere near its real age.

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  6. What a cool design this bridge has. It's quite lovely.

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