Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,469 pages of information and 245,911 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Category:Bridges of Bath

From Graces Guide

All cities have bridges. The earliest ones were built to cross rivers. Later came the railways. Most bridges demanded a considerable amount of ingenuity and skill in their setting out and construction, but familiarity invariably renders them practically invisible to most residents, taken for granted until they cause a nuisance, or until they are brought out of obscurity by cleaning or by new paintwork.

In general, many bridges over rivers in cities cannot be appreciated because of the lack of riverside viewpoints. However, Bath appreciates its bridges, and has the advantage of towpaths along the River Avon and Kennet and Avon Canal, which allow most of the bridges to be closely studied.

Bath's most distinctive example is Pulteney Bridge, having shops along its full length.

See 'Bridges of Bath' by R. Angus Buchanan[1]

Also see categories: Bridges and Viaducts, Cast Iron Arch Bridges

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'Bridges of Bath' by R. Angus Buchanan