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Trent Bridge, Gainsborough

Trent Bridge, Gainsborough
Trent Bridge
Crosses River Trent
Total length 328 feet (100 m)
Width 26 feet (8 m)
Longest span 70 feet (21 m)
Opened 1791
Toll until 1932
Heritage status Grade II listed structure
Coordinates

53°23′32″N 0°46′36″W / 53.3922°N 0.7766°W / 53.3922; -0.7766Coordinates: 53°23′32″N 0°46′36″W / 53.3922°N 0.7766°W / 53.3922; -0.7766

Trent Bridge, Gainsborough is a road bridge crossing of the River Trent at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

History

The bridge was built by the civil engineer, William Weston between 1787 and 1791.[1] It is a handsome and substantial three span bridge in ashlar masonry. The overall width was 26 ft 3in, although cantilevered walkways have been added subsequently.

The bridge is Weston's only known work in Britain as he left in 1792 from Falmouth for the United States of America.

When completed it was the only bridge across the River Trent below Newark on Trent.

Toll charges

A toll was payable from opening until 1932. The bridge was a commercial success from the start.[2]

Transport

The bridge carries the A631 road


Next road upstream River Trent Next road downstream
Dunham Bridge  Trent Bridge, Gainsborough
Grid reference: SK814890
M180 motorway 

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