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Greyfriars Bridge

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Greyfriars Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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Location
Hereford
County
Herefordshire
Highway Authority
National Highways
Opening Date
1966
Additional Information
Length:  61m (200 ft 2 in)
On road(s)
A49
Crossings related to the A49

Greyfriars Bridge carries the A49 Bamber Bridge to Ross on Wye road across the River Wye in Hereford. Opened in 1966, it is a replacement, as the mainroad way south out of the city, for the 15th-century stone-arched Wye Bridge which still stands beside it.

History

It was completed in October 1966 but the official opening was delayed to allow refacing after vandals poured black paint over the white side facings of the bridge. The official opening was on 19 January 1967 by Peter Carter, Mayor. It was a prestressed concrete bridge with a 200 foot span. It opened with the dual carriageway section of the North-South Relief Road from St Nicholas Street to Belmont Roundabout (A465) Contractor was Cementation Construction Ltd.





Greyfriars Bridge
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Other nearby roads
Hereford
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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