Stanmoor Bridge

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Stanmoor Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Burrowbridge
To:  Athelney
Location
Burrowbridge
County
Somerset
Highway Authority
Somerset
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Girder Bridge
On road(s)
unclassified

Stanmoor Bridge at Burrowbridge sits on a historic crossing point of the Tone, which was used by the Turnpike Companies in the 18th and 19th Centuries. It lies immediately upstream of the confluence where the Tone flows into the Parrett. The bridge itself is a single span Girder bridge, where the substantial girders rise above the road deck as parapets, forming a stiff metal trough. Whilst the date is unknown, an overpainted sign mounted on the bridge suggests that it predates 1963!

Whilst the original Turnpike Roads may have crossed the Tone twice, here and at Athelney Bridge upstream, by 1922 when the roads were classified, the 'New Road' direct from Burrowbridge to East Lyng had been built and was numbered as the A361. Ever since, the old route has been a much quieter road for local traffic, although the road across Stanmoor Bridge continues past the junction for Athelney and runs through to Langport, so seeing a little more traffic these days as a handy shortcut!



Stanmoor Bridge
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Crossings of the River Parrett & Tone
River ParrettSouth Perrott Bridge • Grey Abbey Bridge • Easthams Bridge • Haselbury Bridge • Byme Bridge • Petherton Bridge • Great Bow Bridge • Burrowbridge • Dunwear Bridge • Blake Bridge • Town Bridge (Bridgwater) • Chandos Bridge • Drove Bridge (Bridgwater)
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