Teignmouth and Shaldon Bridge :: Shared Description

This bridge carries the A379 across the River Teign.
The original bridge was owned by the Teignmouth and Shaldon Bridge Company and opened on 8 June 1827.It had 34 wooden arches and was 1,671 feet long, which made it the longest wooden bridge in England when built. Toll houses were built at each end of the bridge, and the one on the Teignmouth side survives.
After eleven years, on 27 June 1838 the centre arches of the bridge collapsed. It was rebuilt in wood and reopened in 1840, but it partially collapsed again in 1893. The bridge was completely rebuilt between 1927 and 1931, using steel for the piers and main girders and concrete for most of the deck, except for the opening span which used timber.
On 28 October 1948 Devon County Council bought the bridge from the Shaldon Bridge Company for £92,020 and tolls were abolished.
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by N Chadwick
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