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Chepstow Bridge

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Chepstow Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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Monmouthshire • Gloucestershire
Highway Authority
Monmouthshire • Gloucestershire
Opening Date
24 July 1816
Additional Information
List No:  1101561  (Grade I)
Bridge Type:  Iron Arch
Length:  106m (347 ft 9 in)
Engineer:  John Rennie
On road(s)
R147 • C360

The Chepstow Bridge (also known as the Old Wye Bridge) is a cast iron bridge crossing the River Wye at Chepstow, forming the border between England and Wales. It was constructed in 1816.


The first known bridge crossing the Wye was built by the Normans in the 13th century. The current bridge was constructed between 1814 and 1816, designed by John Rennie at a cost of nearly £20,000. The bridge opened on Wednesday 24 July 1816.

When roads were first classified in 1922 the bridge was classified as part of the route between Gloucester and Newport, the A437. During the 1935 Road numbering revision the route was reclassified as the A48. In 1988 a new relief road opened to relieve traffic from the centre of Chepstow including a new bridge over the River Wye, from this date the route became a Class III road. On the Monmouthshire Council side of the river it is now the R147 and on the Gloucestershire Council side it is the C360.

Chepstow Bridge
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High tide at Chepstow Bridge - Geograph - 490817.jpgChepstow Bridge - Geograph - 288956.jpgOld A48 - Coppermine - 11707.jpgOld & new A48's - Coppermine - 11706.jpgChepstow Bridge with a very high tide on the Wye - Geograph - 346225.jpg
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 Bridge • Chepstow New Bridge • Wye Bridge (Chepstow)

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