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Over Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1827
Status: out of service

Project Type

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

Location

Location: , , , ,
Crosses:
  • River Severn
Coordinates: 51° 52' 28.03" N    2° 16' 4.67" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

arch arch span 45.7 m

Cost

cost of construction Pound sterling 43 500

Materials

arch stone

Notes

The cost of this bridge was £43,500 which was much higher than that of the cast iron Mythe Bridge (also designed by Thomas Telford and completed shortly before Over Bridge), but the local council preferred a stone bridge to an iron one.

The central portion of the bridge dropped about 10 inches during construction because the foundations were not as stable as Telford had expected.

The bridge used to carry the main London to Fishguard road, but traffic was transferred to a new bridge in 1975 and the old bridge is now in the care of English Heritage.

Participants

Design

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20002222
  • Date created
    09/11/2001
  • Last Update
    04/01/2017