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Two Bridges

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Two Bridges
Location Map ( geo)
New bridge at Two Bridges - Geograph - 196385.jpg
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From:  Postbridge
To:  Princetown
Location
Two Bridges
County
Devon
Highway Authority
Devon
On road(s)
B3212 • B3357
Crossings related to the B3212

Two Bridges is a hamlet with two bridges, the newer of which carries the multiplex of the B3212 and B3357 across the West River Dart. The older surviving bridge now serves a hotel only.

New Bridge

The new bridge at Two Bridges is a rather boring single stone arch across the West Dart River. Unlike the new bridge at Postbridge, it is two way, and gives the impression of being much more modern, perhaps even 20th Century.

History

The Old Bridge

Just as at Postbridge 3 miles to the north east, it is believed that the West Dart was formerly crossed by a Clapper Bridge. However, any trace of it now seems long gone, and so the oldest bridge in Two Bridges is the two-arch Stone bridge that provides secondary access to the Two Bridges Hotel. The style of this bridge suggests it was built by the same Turnpike Company, as they built their road across Dartmoor, that was responsible for the new bridge at Postbridge.




Two Bridges
Related Pictures
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Two Bridges on Dartmoor - Geograph - 38049.jpgClapper Bridge near Powder Mills - Geograph - 834517.jpg
Crossings of the River Dart
West Dart RiverTwo Bridges • Hexworthy or Huccaby Bridge
East Dart RiverPostbridge • Bellever Bridge • Dartmeet Bridge
River DartNew Bridge (Dartmoor) • Holne Bridge • Dart Bridge (Buckfastleigh) • Buckfastleigh Bypass Bridge • Riverford Bridge • Brutus Bridge • Totnes Bridge  • Dartmouth Higher Ferry • Dartmouth Lower Ferry


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