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Ballingdon Bridge

Catalogue ref: pa673

Category: Transport

Period: 1946-c1975

Ballingdon Bridge | Click image to go back to gallery

A mid 20th century picture of the concrete bridge, erected in 1910 and replaced by the present structure in 2003. It was probably taken in the late 1940s - the balustrade nearest the camera is missing: this was removed in 1939, possibly to speed the demolition of the bridge if the Germans invaded. More likely, it might have been done to give a clear field of fire for the anti-tank gun that was positioned on the nearby riverbank (its emplacement is still there).

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