Bridgwater & Taunton Canal - Structures

Fordgate Swing Bridge – Canal Bridge No.13


Bridge Name:   Fordgate Swing Bridge – Canal Bridge No.13
No.:   15
Build Date:   1986 – 1987
Engineer:   Somerset County Council
Designed by Somerset County Council Bridges Section based on photographs of the original swing bridges and manufactured by White Horse Plant Ltd of Westbury. The brickwork, abutments and concrete bases were undertaken by Stansell and Son (Taunton)Ltd. The original bridges had been removed in 1940 and replaced with fixed wooden bridges. Approximate cost was �23000.
References:   By Waterway to Taunton by Tony Haskell