|Location Map ( geo)|
|Crossings related to the A245|
The Cobham Bridge crosses the River Mole on the A245 just to the west of Cobham, at the bottom of the hill that runs down from the Painshill junction with the A3. This site is said to have had its' first bridge built during the reign of Queen Matilda in the 1140s. The original wooden structure managed to last for almost 650 years, but was finally replaced with a brick one in the early 1780s. Designed by George Gwilt, construction began in 1780, and it opened in 1782. It carried the Portsmouth Road (the old A3) over the river for many decades, prior to the A3 Esher Bypass being built in the mid 1970s.