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Winchester mileages (C) Graham Horn - Geograph - 1557089.jpg
Winchester mileages (C) Graham Horn
These mileages are carved into the stonework at the eastern end of the Guildhall on the Bargate and about 100 metres from King Alfred's statue. They may have been put there when the building was constructed in 1873.
B3404 Alresford Road
M3 passes under B3420 - Geograph - 2695049.jpg
M3 passes under B3420 When this road was the old Winchester By-pass there was a much more elegant bridge, built in the late 1930's at the same time as the 2 lane concrete road. The bridge achieved notoriety during the ensuing war when the pilot of a single engined fighter aircraft enjoyed the view you have here by flying under the Alresford Road (B3404). The epithet 'Spitfire Bridge' was henceforth applied to the old bridge, even though there is some doubt as to the aircraft type involved.


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