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Turvey Bridge
west of Turvey, Bedfordshire
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date  12th century
UK era  Medieval  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SP936524
ICE reference number  HEW 40
A 600ft long masonry causeway that crosses the River Ouse west of Turvey. The earliest mention of a bridge here is in the charter of Harrold Priory in 1132 but it's not known when the current bridge was built. There are various records concerning disputes about its maintenance, however.
The bridge is made of local stone and has 11 arches of various spans, ranging from 10ft 9in to 20ft 3in.
Maintenance passed to the County Council in 1889. It was widened in 1931-32 using reinforced concrete with 10in of limestone facing. The bridge carries the A428 Bedford to Coventry road.
reference sources   BBCEH E&C

Turvey Bridge