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The Obridge Viaduct in Taunton was built in the 1990s to help remove some of the traffic from the congested town centre. Crossing the Bristol-Exeter mainline and Bridgwater to Taunton Canal as well as the River Tone, the viaduct now carries the A358. Due to the steep curve of the bridge, the S2 road has a double white centre line to prevent overtaking.
The viaduct was built roughly on the route of what was already a popular cut-through, Winkworth Way. This road, which is virtually single-carriageway in places, still exists as a pedestrian and cycleway linking the Obridge estate to the town centre. The narrow bridge across the Tone on this road replaced a footbridge which is marked on the 1903 OS map.