Grand Western Canal Structures

Fossend Bridge


Bridge Name:   Fossend Bridge
No.:   24
Location:   National Grid Reference: ST 06962 17067
Build Date:   1810 – 1814
Engineer:   John Rennie

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Built of large coursed blocks of limestone with parapet of red sandstone ashlar. This is a single span bridge with an elliptical (almost round-headed) plain arch. There is a projecting plain stringcourse at road level which follows the hump back of the road. Above this the parapet has rounded coping. The parapet curves outward each end and there are shallow terminal piers which project outwards each end. Grade II listed structure Listing NGR: ST06962170671
References:   1. English Heritage List entry Number: 1325865