SW9972 : The Old Bridge, Wadebridge

taken 14 years ago, near to Wadebridge, Cornwall, Great Britain

The Old Bridge, Wadebridge
The Old Bridge, Wadebridge
It was built in 1468 by Thomas Lovibond, a vicar of Egloshayle with profits made from the local wool trade. Legend claims that the bridge was built on sacks of the wool to prevent it from sinking into the estuary bed. It was originally 320ft long, 9ft wide and had 17 arches but was later widened to cope with the increasing traffic. For some unknown reason, only 14 of the arches remain.
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2003   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 27 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 99 72 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.0716N 4:49.7789W
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