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Monnow Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1272
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Vaulted arch bridge
Function / usage: original use:
Road bridge
current use:
Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Material: Masonry bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • River Monnow
Coordinates: 51° 48' 32.39" N    2° 43' 12.14" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 34.80 m
deck deck width 7.30 m

Materials

arches stone

Chronology

ca. 1272

Bridge is built.

ca. 1297

Addition of the Monnow Gate.

1705

The Monnow Gate is converted into a dwelling.

1827 And 1830

The bridge is widened.

1989

Strengthening works to pier foundations.

1989

Remains of previous wooden bridge dated to circa 1135-1169 discovered in river bed directly under Monnow Bridge.

March 2004

With the opening of the New Monnow Bridge, the old bridge is closed to vehicular traffic and is now only accessible to pedestrians.

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Participants

Rehabilitation
Consulting engineers

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Relevant Publications

  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20007217
  • Date created
    11/12/2002
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016