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Bason Bridge

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Bason Bridge
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Bason Bridge
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Crossings related to the B3141

Bason Bridge carries the B3141 across the River Brue. It is an old, narrow bridge, with a footbridge across the river immediately to the west to allow pedestrians to cross safely. Until the late 1990s, the bridge was almost 2 way but it is now signed as priority to north bound traffic, as part of a traffic calming scheme through Bason Bridge and East Huntspill.

The bridge's appearance suggests that it was built by the Somerset & Dorset railway when they constructed their railway line, as it is a typical iron girder design as used in so many overbridges. However, this cannot be proven at present. The girders form the parapets, with further metalwork under the deck and substantial brick piers rising above the abutments at either end of the parapet spans.

The old level crossing site

Immediately to the south of the bridge is a junction with Merry Lane, a long dead-end, while to the north the river bank is dominated by the 'Milk Factory'. This was built alongside the Somerset and Dorset railway line, which rather incredibly used to run along the rivers north bank and cross the road at a level crossing!

Bason Bridge
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Crossings of the River Brue
River BrueChurch Bridge (Bruton) • Leggs Bridge • Ansford Bridge • Bridgefoot Bridge • Pomparles Bridge • Cold Harbour Bridge • Westhay Bridge • River Bridge (Burtle) • Bason Bridge • M5 Brue Bridge • Brue Bridge (Highbridge)
Huntspill RiverWoolavington Bridge • Bleak Bridge

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