River Brue Structures

Cold Harbour Bridge

Bridge Name:   Cold Harbour Bridge
No.:   33
Build Date:   Late 20th Century

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Concrete beam bridge carrying the B3151 Meare Road from Glastonbury. Traditionally, the occurrence of �Cold Harbour� in a place-name is supposed to indicate a Roman settlement.

A pedestrian route, making use of two iron chains across the Brue, was in use before the Dissolution. The chains were replaced by a wooden bridge in 1598 and a timber trunk in the early 17th century. Further replacements, variously named Tanners Weir, Thomas Ware, and Coldharbour, were followed by a stone arched bridge in 1784.1

References:   1.British History online V9 id 117181