The Cut – The New Course of the Avon from 1809 – Temple Meads

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The Cut – The New Course of the Avon from 1809

Opening of Great Western Railway Bristol -Bath 1840 London 1841
Bristol to Bath railway opened 1840 and 1841 to London

 

Bristol to Exeter mail train
Train from Exeter brings mail to Bristol about 1844 –  The Clifton Suspension Bridge anticipated by the artist!
Bath Road Bridge fell down 20 March 1855
Hills Bridge fell down like a pack of cards after being hit by the 180 ton coal barge ‘John’ on 22 March 1855 – Reece Winstone
Halls Bridge 1855 Reece Winstone
Hills Bridge rebuilt after the 1855 accident viewed from West – Reece Winstone

The coal barge John collided with the bridge causing it to collapse – two were killed.

Bath Rail from West
Bath Rail Bridge from West built by IK Brunel in 1839 and replaced with steel bridge in the 1930s to accommodate more tracks – Reece Winstone
Bath Road Rail Bridge widening 1932 RW
Bath Rail Bridge being widened 1932

 

Bath Road Bridge from West 1956 RW
Bath Road Bridge from West 1956 – Reece Winston
Bath Road and Rail Bridges 2
Bath Road and Rail Bridges 2016

The rail bridge had been built in 1839 and was designed by IK Brunel.

Bath Road and Rail Bridges
Additional Bath Road Bridge opened in 1960

 

Brock Bridge from Cattle Market Road
Brock Bridge from Cattle Market Road – Built 2016
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