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Bristol Bridge

In 1066 there was only one bridge over The Avon at Bristol, a wooden bridge called ‘TheĀ  Bridge’. This was replaced by a stone bridge in the 13th Century to which houses and shops were added.

The Old Bristol Bridge Museum

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A plan of the Old Bridge
The Modern Bristol Bridge 1764 to 68 Museum
The ‘Modern Bridge – Rebuilt 1763 to 1768 to reflect the increase in horse drawn traffic
Bristol Bridge early 1800s Painting Bristol Museum
Bristol Bridge early 1800s – Painting Bristol Museum
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Bristol Bridge pre 1861 – Reece Winstone

In 1860/1 a new iron structure was added to the East of the bridge to widen it by 12 feet and then in 1873/4 similar additions were made to the West of the bridge.

Bristol Bridge Early 1900s
Bristol Bridge early 1900s
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From High Street 1935 – Reece Winstone
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Bristol Bridge from the air c1937 – Reece Winstone
Bristol Bridge from Welsh Back 1900s
Bristol Bridge from Welsh Back early 1900s
Bristol Bridge from West
Bristol Bridge from the West 2018