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Quay Bridge (Tewkesbury)

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Zoomed in to show neat detailing (fillet at internal corner of inverted T-section cast iron rib, shaping of the mundane tie bar) and repairs to rib and ring

in Tewkesbury, Glos

Also known as Key Bridge.

A cast iron bridge over the River Avon, built in 1822.

'In 1821 an agreement was made with a Shropshire man, Benjamin Ball, an ironfounder, for "furnishing and erecting a Cast Iron bridge over the River Avon" for the payment of £660. The plans were by Thomas Holland, a Gloucester surveyor, and James Westcott of Barnwood was employed to build the temporary bridge and for some work on the new bridge.' [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'Tewkesbury History website: Old Key Bridge Tewkesbury