TL3170 : The New Bridges (1)

taken 7 years ago, near to St Ives, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The New Bridges (1)
The New Bridges (1)
View of the western side from the Dolphin Hotel car park. The replacement arch on the left probably marks where the St Ives - Huntingdon railway cut through it in 1847.
New Bridges, London Road (1822)
Built 1822 for the Bury-Stratton Turnpike Trust. This 55 arched structure is a unique causeway in the UK in that it is the longest road causeway with the greatest number of continuous brick arches. It predates the brick viaducts of the railway era and is a very significant example of 'Turnpike archaeology', and was considered to be important by the engineer Thomas Telford who visited in 1826. A comparison with other causeways shows that the New Bridges is much more extensive in a single stretch and much less altered than other comparable examples. Grade II* listed, id 53992. LinkExternal link

The Listed Building site places it in Hemingford Grey and Fenstanton CPs, but this appears to be based on outdated boundaries: nowadays it is entirely in St Ives CP.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3114 7094 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.2541N 0:4.6408W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3115 7098
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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