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Holt Bridge

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Holt Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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Holt Bridge in 2005
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From:  Holt Heath
To:  Holt Fleet
County
Worcestershire
Highway Authority
Worcestershire
Opening Date
1828
Additional Information
List No:  1301888  (Grade II)
Bridge Type:  Iron Arch
Length:  46m (150 ft 11 in)
Engineer:  Thomas Telford
On road(s)
A4133

Holt Bridge (also commonly referred to as Holt Fleet Bridge) is a grade 2 listed crossing of the River Severn on the A4133 which links the A443 to Ombersley (A449) and Droitwich (A38).

Following structural inspections of the bridge, an emergency 7.5 tonne weight limit was imposed from 27 April 2009, with strengthening works planned for the near future.

History

Prior to the construction of the bridge, a ferry used to operate across the Severn in roughly the same spot. The bridge was designed by Thomas Telford and built by William Hazledine. Construction on the bridge started in 1826 and it opened in 1828. It was widened and reinforced in 1928.

During World War 2, mines were placed in the bridge to protect against German invasion, along with anti tank posts.





Holt Bridge
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Crossings of the River Severn
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