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in Boston, Lincs
John Rennie designed four cast iron bridges for Boston. The Town Bridge, built in 1803, carried the main street across the River Witham. This was demolished in 1913. Three smaller footbridges cross the Maud Foster Drain. Two have survived - Cowbridge bridge and Hospital Lane bridge - while the third, Vauxhall Bridge, was demolished in 1924 and replaced by a road bridge.
The bridges are remarkably slender and elegant, and were cast by the Butterley Co in 1811.