Cricklade Town Bridge

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Cricklade Town Bridge
Wiltshire
Thames Bridge, Cricklade - geograph.org.uk - 1420167.jpg
Location
Carrying: A419 road
Crossing: River Thames
Location
Location: 51°38’40"N, 1°51’17"W
Structure
No. of spans: 1
Material: Stone
History
Built 1852
Information

Cricklade Town Bridge is a road bridge at Cricklade, Wiltshire across the River Thames. Formerly it marked the ultimate limit of navigation on the River Thames,[1] but the stretch of the river beyond Lechlade has fallen into disuse and the bridge can only be reached by very small craft.

The bridge is single-arch level crossing at the north end of the town. It was built in 1852, there being no previous bridge on the site. The original Cricklade crossing was probably closer to the A419 Bridge where it carried Ermin Way. This road was at some time obliterated at the bend north of the bridge, and a road was deflected from it due south through the town.[2] The River Churn joins the Thames just downstream of the bridge.

See also

References

  1. Fred. S Thacker The Thames Highway Vol II Locks and Weirs 1920
  2. Fred. S Thacker The Stripling Thames 1909


Bridges and crossings on the River Thames
Cricklade Town Bridge Cricklade sewage works bridge A419 Road Bridge Eysey Footbridge Water Eaton House Bridge Castle Eaton Bridge Hannington Bridge