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Julians Bridge

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Julian's Bridge
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Julian's Bridge, Wimborne Minster - Geograph - 1194139.jpg
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From  : Wimborne Minster
To  : Dorchester
Location
Julian's Road, Wimborne Minster
County
Dorset
Opening Date
1636
On road(s)
B3073
Crossings related to the B3073
Poole Road Bridge

Julian's Bridge crosses the River Stour on the B3073. The bridge has more spans than expected to handle the extra width of the Stour when flooded. The bridge is narrow and care must be taken when wide vehicles are crossing. There is no pavement, but the bridge is corbelled with pointed refuges in the brick parapet where pedestrians can shelter from the traffic. The fields to the West are the first parts of the floodplain to be flooded. Rabbits on the approach road at night are the first indication of flooding of the Stour.