River Exe Structures

Chain Bridge

Bridge Name:   Chain Bridge
No.:   36
Location:   SS 93839 20858
Build Date:    
Bridge carrying private road to Stuckeridge House (qv) across the Exe. Probably early C19. Iron structure disguised as suspension bridge with chains fixed to stone piers. Rectangular section battered piers with sunk mouldings. Chains slung across the river from piers and fixed to the ground. Slender iron columnar verticals fixed to the chains are attached to the bridge girders which are also fixed to the piers. Parapets of cross-braced girders.1
References:   1. http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1106970