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Obridge Viaduct

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Obridge Viaduct
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From:  Priorswood
To:  Taunton
Location
Taunton
County
Somerset
Highway Authority
Somerset
Opening Date
1990s
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge
On road(s)
A358
Underneath the Obridge Viaduct

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.

Winkworth Way

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.





Obridge Viaduct
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Crossings of the River Parrett & Tone
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Kings Sedgemoor Drain and River CaryDunball Bridge • Crandon Bridge • Greylake Bridge • Cary Bridge
River ToneBeverton Pond Bridge • Waterrow Bridge • Tone Bridge • Tytherleigh Bridge • Tone Bridge (Taunton) • Priory Bridge (Taunton) • Obridge Viaduct • Bathpool Bridge • M5 (Taunton) Viaduct • New Bridge (Curry Moor) • Athelney Bridge • Stanmoor Bridge