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Elvet Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1160
Completion: 1228
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Pointed arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Masonry bridge

Location

Location: , , , ,
Coordinates: 54° 46' 33.38" N    1° 34' 23.78" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

width 5.5 m
number of spans 14 (10)

Materials

arches stone

Chronology

ca. 1160

Construction of a previous bridge.

1228

Reconstruction as the current bridge which has been modified many times in its history.

13th century

Two chapels are built at each end of the bridge. The chapel to the west has since been replaced by the House of Correction, parts of which can still be seen today, as can parts of St. Andrew's Chapel at the eastern end.

1495

More repairs by Bishop Fox.

1771

Of the original 14 arches, three arches destroyed in a great flood.

1804
- 1805

Width is doubled.

Notes

There was once a chapel at either end - the one dedicated to St James has gone, but the remains of St Andrew's Chapel, built between 1274 and 1283, survive (as a shop and restaurant).
The bridge is only used by pedestrians nowadays.

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Participants

Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20003227
  • Date created
    11/04/2002
  • Last Update
    28/11/2018