Highlights – Bridges

 

Kitchener took a number of photographs of bridges.

Below are photographs of the following:

  • Samson’s Bridge, Cosgrove, which crosses over the Grand Union Canal;
  • the Bridge, Bromham, which crosses over the Great Ouse;
  • Harrold Bridge, which crosses over the Great Ouse.

The Bridge and Mill, Bromham

The Bridge and Mill, Bromham

Samson's Bridge, Cosgrove

Samson’s Bridge, Cosgrove


Harrold Bridge

Harrold Bridge

Harrold Bridge

Harrold Bridge

The full set of photographs of bridges is here.

Cosgrove Bridge dates from c.1800 and is variously called the Ornamental Bridge, Samson’s Bridge and Soloman’s Bridge. It is one of the only two stone ornamental bridges on the Grand Union Canal and is a Grade II Listed Monument.

Bromham Bridge has 26 arches and is largely a product of the rebuilding of 1813 to a design by Robert Salmon, though a bridge had existed here since the early Middle Ages. Only four arches span the river in Bromham with the remaining 22 which span the flood plain being in the parish of Biddenham.

Harrold Bridge, listed as Grade II*, is built of coursed limestone rubble and dates from the 14th century, though with many later repairs.