A bridge to the new side

I love this old bridge. It is a wonderful engineering creation that also embraces the local stone in a way that harmonises with our scenery in England. It is no longer used as a road bridge, a newer and wider bridge having been built to take more traffic on the busy road.

In my mind the bridge made me think of two particular things.

The first, that it is a focal point for the river crossing – it spans the River Severn much higher up, and nearer the source, than where I live. The Severn is the longest river in Britain, so as it wanders it way south it provides a supply of water for many

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