SX8088 : Steps Bridge

taken 11 years ago, near to Dunsford, Devon, Great Britain

Steps Bridge
Steps Bridge
Across the River Teign near Dunsford. The first bridge was built here in 1710, replacing stepping stone across the weir dam LinkExternal link. Many accidents had occurred, and it was built as a result of "the loss of a man and a woman who were taken downstream and drowned together with their horses". The current bridge bears the date 1816 but building had started in 1814. The contractors had deviated from the contract by building it 2 feet too low and on shallow foundations so money was withheld until things were put right.
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SX8088, 91 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 5 July, 2006
Category
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 804 883 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.9218N 3:41.6556W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 804 883
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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