River Tone Structures

Five Arch Bridge

Bridge Name:   Five Arch Bridge
No.:   76
Location:   Near Creech MILL
Build Date:   1863
Engineer:   Francis Fox

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Disused railway bridge built of squared and irregularly coursed punched lias with Bath stone dressings. Five arch span bridge. Shallow arches, rusticated archivolts, piers resting on boat-shaped pontoons in river, raking abutments, regular projections above water level on the piers, broken off in some places, flat string course and flat coping, both of Bath stone. The outer arches of the bridge span the bank. The bridge carried the branch line of the Bristol and Exeter Railway Company to Chard. It closed in 1962.
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