Knightsford Bridge

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Knightsford Bridge
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County
Worcestershire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Opening Date
1958
Cost
£120,000
On road(s)
A44
Crossings related to the A44
Pont Erwyd • Pont Rhidgaled • Worcester Bridge

Knightsford Bridge is a crossing of River Teme east of Knightwick on the A44 as part of the Knightwick Bypass.

History

Prior to the new bridge, traffic on the A44 had to pass through the centre of Knightwick which involved negotiating several sharp bends, and an existing weak bridge over the River Teme. The bridge was in a poor state and had a 7 ton weight limit imposed on it, causing overweight traffic to divert via unsuitable local roads. The older bridge was a cause of regular flooding in the area due to debris getting caught against it's central pier.

It is reported that buses were not permitted to cross the bridge with passengers on board. Passengers had to disembark prior to the bridge and walk over to meet the same bus on the other side.

Construction

A bypass of the village, including a new bridge was constructed in 1958 at a cost of £120,000, however was significantly delayed due to flooding during construction. Upon opening, the previous bridge was demolished and replaced by a more modern footbridge in the same location.



Knightsford Bridge
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Former A44 at Knightwick surgery - Geograph - 3540250.jpgKnightsford Bridge - Geograph - 56078.jpgKnightsford Bridge Plaque - Geograph - 554531.jpgMilepost at Knightwick - Geograph - 3557806.jpgTeme footbridge, Knightwick - Geograph - 3540256.jpg
Crossings of the River Teme
Teme Bridge (Knighton) • Lingen Bridge • Leintwardine Bridge • Ludford Bridge • A49 Bridge • Little Hereford Bridge • Teme Bridge (Burford)
 • Stanford Bridge • Ham Bridge (Worcs) • Knightsford Bridge • Bransford Bridge • Worcester SW Bypass Bridge • New Powick Bridge