Brockweir Bridge

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Brockweir Bridge
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Location
Brockweir, Gloucestershire
County
Gloucestershire
Opening Date
1906
Cost
£4,800
On road(s)
Unclassified

Brockweir Bridge is a bridge linking the village of Brockweir to the A466 across the River Wye. The bridge is cast iron and was constructed in nearby Chepstow, opening in 1906.

History

Before the bridge opened, a ferry had been used to cross the river at this point. Local residents had been pushing for the construction of a bridge since 1894. Construction work started in 1905 and was complete in 1906. The owner of the ferry attempted to sue the promoters of the bridge for loss of earnings, though he was unsuccessful.



Brockweir Bridge
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Crossings of the River Wye
Pont Rhidgaled • Rhayader Bridge • Wye Bridge (Newbridge) • Wye Bridge (Builth Wells) • Erwood Bridge •
Boughrood Bridge • Glasbury Bridge • Hay Bridge • Whitney Bridge • Greyfriars Bridge • Holme Lacy Bridge •
Bridstow Bridge • Wilton Bridge • Kerne Bridge • Wye Bridge (Monmouth) • Bigsweir Bridge • Chepstow New Bridge • Wye Bridge