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In 1066 there was only one bridge over The Avon at Bristol, a wooden bridge called ‘The  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

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
Bristol Bridge from Welsh Back 1900s
Bristol Bridge from Welsh Back early 1900s
Bristol Bridge from West
Bristol Bridge from the West 2018
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