TL4558 : Bridge over Sussex St

taken 3 years ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Bridge over Sussex St
Bridge over Sussex St
The bridge is part of Sidney Sussex College and joins the college to Sussex House, student accommodation.
Sussex Street
Sussex Street is a pedestranised shopping street in central Cambridge. It runs between Sidney Street to the southwest and the junction of King Street and Hobson Street to the northeast.
To the north of the street is the University of Cambridge college Sidney Sussex College, fronting onto Sidney Street. To the south and parallel with the street is Hobson's Passage. On the corner with Sidney Street is the tall and distinctive Grade II listed Montagu House. There is a covered bridge linking the two sides of the street.
The street was designed in the 1920s and 1930s. It is in the neo-Georgian style and was described by the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as the "best piece of pre-war urban planning at Cambridge." The original line of the street dates back to at least the Medieval era. However, the buildings on the street today were planned as a mixed-use development for Sidney Sussex College and built during 192839, just before World War II.
Sidney Sussex College
Sidney Sussex College (referred to informally as "Sidney") is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
The college was founded in 1596 and named after its foundress, Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex. It was from its inception an avowedly Puritan foundation: some good and godlie moniment for the mainteynance of good learninge. Oliver Cromwell was among the first students (although his father became ill and he never graduated), and his head is now buried beneath the College's Ante-Chapel.
The main part of the college is Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 September, 2014
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Paths  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4503 5864 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.4144N 0:7.2613E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4503 5863
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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