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Difference between revisions of "Cowley Bridges, Exeter"

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There are three bridges close together on the road that is now the A377 between Exeter and Crediton. From Exeter these bridges are -
There are three bridges close together on the road that is now the A377 between Exeter and Crediton. From Exeter these bridges are -


* Road bridge over the main line, with a masonry arch having a pronounced degree of skew. Note: The photographs show the only accessible view, through a fence, and access is via busy roads, with no convenient parking.
* Road bridge over the main line, with a masonry arch having a pronounced degree of skew. Also known as Cowley Junction Bridge. Note: The photographs show the only accessible view, through a fence, and access is via busy roads, with no convenient parking.


* Bridge over the River Exe designed and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel
* Bridge over the River Exe designed and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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* Bridge over the River Creedy designed by [[James Green]]
* Bridge over the River Creedy designed by [[James Green]]


[[Isambard Kingdom Brunel]] was the Engineer for the line, but [[William Froude]] is generally credited with the design of the skewed arch bridge.   
[[Isambard Kingdom Brunel]] was the Engineer for the line, but [[William Froude]] is generally credited with the design of the skewed arch bridge.  See [https://downloads.billharveyassociates.com/bom/pdf/2011/BoM8-Cowley.pdfhere] for more information.<ref>[https://downloads.billharveyassociates.com/bom/pdf/2011/BoM8-Cowley.pdf] Bill Harvey Associates Ltd.: Bridge of the Month No 8 August 2011, Cowley Junction, Exeter</ref>


[[Pynes Bridge, Exeter|Pynes Bridge]] is located nearby.
[[Pynes Bridge, Exeter|Pynes Bridge]] is located nearby.

Revision as of 14:55, 4 December 2021

2021. Road bridge over former Bristol & Exeter Railway
Closer views of skewed arch
JD 2021 Cowley Br 2.jpg
JD 2021 Cowley Br 3.jpg
2021. River Exe Bridge.
2021. River Creedy Bridge.

There are three bridges close together on the road that is now the A377 between Exeter and Crediton. From Exeter these bridges are -

  • Road bridge over the main line, with a masonry arch having a pronounced degree of skew. Also known as Cowley Junction Bridge. Note: The photographs show the only accessible view, through a fence, and access is via busy roads, with no convenient parking.
  • Bridge over the River Exe designed and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the Engineer for the line, but William Froude is generally credited with the design of the skewed arch bridge. See [2] for more information.[1]

Pynes Bridge is located nearby.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Bill Harvey Associates Ltd.: Bridge of the Month No 8 August 2011, Cowley Junction, Exeter