Athelney Bridge

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Athelney Bridge
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From:  Athelney
To:  Lyng
Location
Athelney
County
Somerset
Highway Authority
Somerset
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Cooncrete Bridge
On road(s)
unclassified

The bridge at Athelney sits on a historic crossing point of the Tone, which was used by the Turnpike Companies in the 18th and 19th Centuries. At the end of the 18th century it is described as a two-arch wooden bridge, although today it is a 3 span concrete structure. The narrow, single track deck is supported by two rows of concrete legs sitting in the channel and topped by metal railings, making a very dull structure.

Whilst the original Turnpike Roads may have crossed the Tone twice, here and at Stanmoor Bridge downstream, by 1922 when the roads were classified, the 'New Road' direct from Burrowbridge to East Lyng had been built and was numbered as the A361. Ever since, the old route has been a much quieter road for local traffic.



Athelney Bridge
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Crossings of the River Parrett & Tone
River ParrettSouth Perrott Bridge • Grey Abbey Bridge • Easthams Bridge • Haselbury Bridge • Byme Bridge • Petherton Bridge • Great Bow Bridge • Burrowbridge • Dunwear Bridge • Blake Bridge • Town Bridge (Bridgwater) • Chandos Bridge • Drove Bridge (Bridgwater)
Kings Sedgemoor Drain and River CaryDunball Bridge • Crandon Bridge • Greylake Bridge • Cary Bridge
River ToneBeverton Pond Bridge • Waterrow Bridge • Tone Bridge • Tytherleigh Bridge • Tone Bridge (Taunton) • Priory Bridge (Taunton) • Obridge Viaduct • Bathpool Bridge • M5 (Taunton) Viaduct • New Bridge (Curry Moor) • Athelney Bridge • Stanmoor Bridge