|Location Map ( geo)|
|Crossings related to the B3141|
The Huntspill River was dug in 1940 as part of a scheme to provide water to the new Royal Ordnance Factory at Puriton, and also to improve drainage of the Somerset Levels. It provided a new outflow for the South Drain, bypassing Cripps River and the River Brue. Along the way, 4 roads needed new bridges constructed (and subsequently the M5 crossed it too).
Woolavington Bridge carries the B3141 across the Huntspill River between East Huntspill and Woolavington, although somewhat closer to the former despite the name! The bridge is a concrete structure of 5 spans, the central three appearing to be wider than the two end ones. The road is a full S2 width with pavements, which kinks slightly eastwards at either end. These kinks are accommodated on abutments built out into the river channel rather than on the spans themselves.