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Upton-upon-Severn Bridge

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Upton-upon-Severn Bridge
Upton Bridge - Geograph - 1321134.jpg
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From  : Ryall
To  : Upton-upon-Severn
On road  : A4104
Open Date  : 1940
Cost  : £50,000
Location  : Upton-upon-Severn
Length :67 yards (61 metres)
County : Worcestershire
Location Map (geohack)
Crossings on the A4104

The Upton-upon-Severn Bridge is a crossing of the River Severn in South Worcestershire constructed in 1940. The current bridge replaces a former swing bridge constructed in 1854 to the south of the current bridge. The current bridge cost £50,000, while the adjacent viaduct to the east cost an extra £18,000.

History

The first known bridge crossing the river here was a wooden structure in the 1400s, replacing an earlier ferry. In 1576 construction started on a new stone bridge funded by a tax on the people of the town. The bridge was partly completed in 1593 when citizens started to refuse to pay the tax. By 1606 the part completed bridge had fallen into disrepair and was falling down. An Act of Parliament was passed to complete the bridge within 3 years. In 1852 the stone bridge was washed away by a flood, with a new iron swing bridge being constructed in its place between 1853 and 1854.



Upton-upon-Severn Bridge
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Eastern pier of the old bridge - Geograph - 764357.jpgRoad into Upton-upon -Severn - Geograph - 1662475.jpgUpton Bridge - Geograph - 1321134.jpgUpton Bridge - Geograph - 506002.jpgUpton Bridge Closed - July 2007 Flooding - Geograph - 505829.jpg
Crossings of the River Severn
Cilgwrgan Bridge  • Leighton Bridge  • Llandrinio Bridge  • Montford Bridge  • Shrewsbury  • Welsh Bridge  • Iron Bridge  • Bridgnorth  • Bewdley Bridge  • Stourport Bridge  • Holt Bridge  • Worcester Bridge  • Carrington Bridge  • Upton-upon-Severn Bridge  • M50 Queenhill Bridge  • Mythe Bridge  • Haw Bridge  • A40 Bridge • Westgate Bridges • Llanthony Bridge • Maismore Bridge  • Over Bridge  • Severn Bridge  • Second Severn Crossing