TL4458 : The Great Bridge

taken 1 year ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The Great Bridge
The Great Bridge
One of the few vehicular bridges across the Cam.
This is variously known as The Great Bridge, or Magdalene Bridge. It dates, in its present form, from 1823, and was the work of one Arthur Browne.

The bridge is a grade II listed structure (see LinkExternal link )

The cream building on the opposite corner is also grade II listed (LinkExternal link ) and retains some features from the 16th century.
List of Bridges in Cambridge
The following is a list and brief history of the bridges in Cambridge, principally those over the River Cam.
Bridges over the River Cam (south to north)
Footbridge, Coe Fen
Fen Causeway Bridge
Crusoe Bridge
Darwin College Bridges
Silver Street Bridge (1958)
Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College (1902)
King's College Bridge (1819
Clare College Bridge (1640)
Garret Hostel Bridge (1960)
Trinity College Bridge (1764)
Kitchen Bridge, St John's College (1709-11)
Bridge of Sighs, St John's College (1831)
Magdalene Bridge (1823)
Jesus Lock footbridge (1892)
Victoria Avenue Bridge (1890)
Footbridge, Midsummer Common
Cutter Ferry Bridge
Elizabeth Way Bridge (1971)
Riverside Bridge (2008)
Footbridge, Stourbridge Common
Railway Bridge
A14 Bridge
Footbridge over the weir, Baits Bite Lock
Wikipedia article:
LinkExternal link
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Date (from Tags)
1832 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4471 5895 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.5865N 0:6.9885E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4473 5894
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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