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Queensberry Bridge
River Avon, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Queensberry Bridge
associated engineer
John Smeaton
date  1775
UK era  Georgian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SU150413
ICE reference number  HEW 1637
photo  PHEW
This masonry bridge across the River Avon is one of three bridges built by Smeaton in the South of England, and one of only two that remain.
The bridge is 105ft long and consists of five spans, symmetrically arranged, the centre span measuring 15ft. The arches are segmental and spring just above water level from low, pointed piers. Solid masonry parapets run parallel across the water, inclining downwards only over the bankside arches. The roadway is 18ft wide and was originally the main London to Devon carriageway. It is now the A303 and bears only local traffic.
Another Smeaton bridge, the Ornamental Bridge of 1777, can also be found in Amesbury.
reference sources   CEH SouthBDCE1

Queensberry Bridge