Mill Bridge

Description of this historic site

Mill Bridge, a road bridge that was built during the Imperial period. It is situated on Newbold Road, Rugby.

Notes about this historic site

1 On the Newbold on Avon road and appears to be of late 18th century construction, having three uniform arches in stone but repaired in brickwork.
2 A parapet and causeway have been added. One repaired pier has an inscription dated 1857. The bridge is in normal use.
3 At the core of the existing bridge is a three arched structure of the later 18th century. In 1857 the bridge was widened to the east, the extension having piers and arches in purple brickwork, faced with stone and rusticated voussoirs. At the same time the original piers and downstream cutwaters were repaired in purple brickwork, one of the cutwaters being inscribed: 1857. AD MEMORIAM RICARDI FOSTERD 1508. The bridge was strengthened in 1956. To the east there is a modern footway with concrete supports and to the west a pipe with metal supports set on concrete extensions to the cutwaters.

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