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Westhay Bridge

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Westhay Bridge
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From:  Wedmore
To:  Westhay
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Crossings related to the B3151

Westhay Bridge, like its upstream neighbour Cold Harbour Bridge is a rather boring single Concrete span across the river. In the winter months, the B3151 to the north looks as if it is a very long bridge, as the surrounding levels can often flood, drowning hedgerows and fields.

A substantial concrete deck spans the river between abutments which are clad in that very 1970s reconstituted stone cladding, and the whole is topped with metal parapet railings. The roadway is a full S2 with pavements on both sides.

As both the road and river have been here for a very long time, there was presumably a predecessor to the modern bridge. The very limited evidence on the ground suggests that it lay immediately to the west of the new bridge. This is based solely on the short section of tarmac which survived on the north bank until it was recently covered with topsoil and seeded.

Westhay Bridge
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Crossings of the River Brue
River BrueChurch Bridge (Bruton) • Leggs Bridge • Ansford Bridge • Bridgefoot Bridge • Pomparles Bridge • Cold Harbour Bridge • Westhay Bridge • River Bridge (Burtle) • Bason Bridge • M5 Brue Bridge • Brue Bridge (Highbridge)
Huntspill RiverWoolavington Bridge • Bleak Bridge

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