Atcham Bridge

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Atcham Bridge
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Location
Atcham
County
Shropshire
Highway Authority
Shropshire
Opening Date
1779
Additional Information
List No:  1176588  (Grade II*)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Engineer:  John Gwynne
On road(s)
B4380
Crossings related to the B4380
Montford Bridge

'Old Atcham Bridge and Atcham New Bridge both cross the River Severn on the B4380 at Atcham, to the east of Shrewsbury.

There are two large bridges at the site, the older of the two is wide enough for a single modern car with some room to spare and is pedestrianised, while the newer bridge, situated to the north is S2.

The Old Bridge is a grade 2* listed structure, and was designed by John Gwynne, opening in 1776. It replaced an earlier structure, which was probably a wooden bridge.

The New Bridge was built in 1929 as the old bridge was not wide enough for the levels of traffic using the A5 at the time, and is a concrete design built by L G Mouchel.

The A5 was subsequently re-routed to the north, between Telford and Shrewsbury, meaning that the bridge is now part of the B4380.




Atcham Bridge
Crossings of the River Severn
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