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Exebridge

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Exebridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Exebridge
To:  Brushford
Location
Exebridge
County
Devon • Somerset
Highway Authority
Devon • Somerset
Opening Date
C18th
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
B3222
Crossings related to the B3222

The Exebridge crosses the River Exe in the little hamlet of Exebridge in Devon which takes its name from the bridge. The road is the B3222 which has just dropped down from its terminus on the A396 to cross the river which forms the boundary between Somerset and Devon.

The bridge itself is a long 3 arch stone bridge, with two piers sitting in the channel. The faces of the bridge are plain rubble, with just the projecting cutwaters to enliven the view. The centre arch is somewhat larger than the two flanking it, causing a slight curve to the deck and parapets of the bridge. Whilst the present structure seems to be 18th Century, there has been a bridge here since at least the 14th Century, when a document lists two men living at Exebridge, proving that there must have been a bridge here at the time. It could well be much older. The bridge has seen major repairs in 1853 and 1929, but over the centuries the Somerset side has seen more work than the Devon side. This is because of the flow of the river, increasing the size of Devon, whilst cutting away at Somerset!




Exebridge
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Other nearby roads
Exmoor
A39 • A396 • A399 • B3188 • B3189 • B3190 • B3191 • B3222 • B3223 • B3224 • B3225 • B3227 • B3234 • B3358 • Porlock Toll Road • Worthy Toll Road
Crossings of the Rivers Exe and Barle
River ExeExe Head Bridge • Exford Bridge • Hele Bridge • Exebridge • Stuckeridge Bridge • North Devon Link Road Bridge • Kennedy Way Bridge • Exe Bridge (Tiverton) •
Great Western Way Bridge • Bickleigh Bridge • Cowley Bridge • Exe Bridges • Countess Weir Bridge • Exe Viaduct
River BarleGoat Hill Bridge • Tarr Steps • Dulverton Bridge


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