Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,702 pages of information and 235,429 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Nag's Head Bridge, Cullompton

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This skew bridge carries the B3181 over the Bristol-Exeter railway south of Credition.

It is one of four identified bridges of this type of construction, credited to William Froude. The others are the two Cowley Bridges, Exeter and Rewe Skew Bridge. The arches of these bridges embody Froude's unusual form of construction. The brickwork is considerably more complex than in the more common helicoidal design, with the aim of having all the courses of bricks meeting the faces of the arch at right angles. This required the first two or three bricks in each course to be tapered.

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