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Battlesbridge Bridge

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Carries a road across the River Crouch in Battlebridge, Essex.

A cast iron bridge replaced the ancient stone bridge in 1855. This was destroyed by a passing traction engine in 1871, and was replaced in 1871 by a new bridge having a central span of cast iron arches,, with two masonry jack arches. It was designed by the County Surveyor, Henry Stock, and built by William Webster of London.[1]

Geograph entry here shows that the bridge has been strengthened. Pragmatism has trumped elegance in this case.

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Civil Engineering Heritage: Eastern & Central England' by E A Labrum, ICE/Thomas Telford Ltd, 1998