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© Mr Michael J Tuck

IoE Number: 469829
Location: OLD DEE BRIDGE, HANDBRIDGE
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Michael J Tuck
Date Photographed: 09 July 2001
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 23 July 1998
Grade I

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CHESTER CITY (EM)SJ4065HANDBRIDGE1932-1/8/165Old Dee Bridge

CHESTER CITY (EM) SJ4065 HANDBRIDGE 1932-1/8/165 Old Dee Bridge 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: Old Dee Bridge) GV I Road bridge over River Dee. Late C14, altered 1826. Red sandstone. 7 arches, from north to south: a pair of segmental arches north of diagonal weir; serving leat to former Mills of Dee then by hydro-electric power station; cutwater at weir, then plain abutment to first, parabolic, river arch; cutwater; pointed arch with moulded arris; cutwater; narrower arch with moulded arris; cutwater; broad segmental arch with moulded arris; bottom stage forming rectangular projection upstream for former gate-tower; large cutwater; narrow segmental arch probably in place of former drawbridge. The bridge was widened, upstream, in 1826, to provide a footway, partly corbelled. The present bridge replaced earlier medieval bridges, probably of timber, and is believed to stand on the site of a Roman bridge. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 157-8; Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 136).

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