River Sheppey Structures

Townend Bridge


Bridge Name:   Townend Bridge
No.:   70
Location:   ST585443 A371 Croscombe
Build Date:   1913
Engineer:   Designed by Edward Stead when he was Assistant County Surveyor

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Reinforced concrete arch bridge. Copings, stringcourses and quoins are of ashlar masonry with the remainder of the masonry rock faced. The end of the concrete deck is exposed in elevation. The bridge is 12 feet in span.1

Parapet Inscription S.C.C. (Somerset County Council)TOWNEND BRIDGE/REBUILT 1913/H T CHAPMAN/ COUNTY SURVEYOR 2

References:   1.Somerset Historic Environment Record PRN 14370
2.Somerset Roads A legacy of the Turnpikes – J B Bentley & B J Murless