Exeter Old Bridge
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The oldest medieval stone bridge in England
Not only did they raise enough money to build the bridge, but they were able to purchased property whose income could provide funds to maintain the bridge indefinitely. Walter Gervase set up the Exe Bridge Trust to oversee the properties and provide funds for bridge maintenance.
Remains of the bridge are now stranded in a public park, with no water to be seen. There are 8 and a half arches remaining, but the original bridge had twice that many arches. The stone is a type of volcanic rock called 'trap', found at several nearby quarries.
Then in the late 1960s a new project was begun to construct 2 new bridges to improve traffic flow, and the remains the eastern end of the medieval bridge were discovered intact.
The Old Exe Bridge is bounded by Edmund Street and Frog Street, near the river. The bridge is viewable at any time.
About Old Bridge
Address: Frog Street, Exeter, Devon, England
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: In a park off Frog Street (A3015), bounded by Edmund Street and New Bridge Street
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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