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Harnham Ancient Bridge
River Avon, Salisbury, Wiltshire
associated engineer
Anon
date  1245
era  Medieval  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SU142291
ICE reference number  HEW 1489
One of three ancient stone bridges crossing the River Avon, the other two being Fordingbridge and Christchurch.
The construction of Harnham Bridge was intended by Bishop Bingham to improve access to Salisbury from the south and the bridge indeed proved instrumental in the development of the town.
Harnham Bridge in fact consists of two bridges, the first of six arches, the second of three, and each arch spanning 16ft. The main bridge crosses from the south bank of the Avon to an island in the river; the north part completes the crossing over what was previously a ford. Both parts were widened in 1774.
reference sources   CEH South
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Harnham Ancient Bridge