© Mr Mick Humphreys LRPS
FIVE ARCH BRIDGE AT NGR ST 2695 2533,
CREECH ST MICHAEL, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Mr Mick Humphreys LRPS
03 August 1999
17 May 1985
Date of last amendment:
17 May 1985
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ST22NE CREECH ST MICHAEL CP
6/63 Five Arch Bridge at
NGR ST 2695 2533
Railway bridge over River Tone, now disused. 1863. Company Engineer Francis Fox.
Squared and irregularly coursed punched lias, Bath stone dressings. Plan: 5 arch
span bridge. Shallow arches, rusticated archivolts, piers resting on boat-shaped
pontoons in river, raking abutments, regular projections above water Level on the
piers, broken off in some places, flat string course and flat coping, both of Bath
stone. Coping partly missing on East side, both ends of bridge obsured by ivy at
time of survey (April 1984). The outer arches of the bridge span the bank, presumably
becaused of the later embankment of the river. The bridge carried the branch line
of the Bristol and Exeter Railway Company to Chard. It closed in 1962.