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Greystone Bridge

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Carries  B3362
Construction end  1439
Width  3 m
Longest span  7 m
Body of water  River Tamar
Crosses  River Tamar
Toll  No
Longest span  7 m
Location  Cornwall
Carry  B3362
Greystone Bridge
Locale  Cornwall and Devon border in southwest England
Address  Launceston PL15 9PB, United Kingdom
Similar  Launceston Priory, Tamar Bridge, Royal Albert Bridge, Treffry Viaduct, Hamoaze

Cllr murphy on the official opening of the new greystone bridge


Greystone Bridge is a four-arch Grade I listed bridge over the River Tamar south-east of Launceston, Cornwall. It was built in the 15th century and repaired in November 2007.

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Description

Greystone Bridge is south-east of Launceston, Cornwall and carries the B3362 over the River Tamar. It is faced in stone with a dressing of freestone. The road is 3 metres (9.8 ft) wide and the bridge's cutwaters extend up to 8.2 metres (27 ft) up from the river's bed; there is a footpath for use by pedestrians. The bridge has four segmental arches and two floodwater arches measured at 4.3 metres (14 ft) on each bank.

History

Greystone Bridge was built under an indulgence of 40 days granted to all penitents by Bishop Lacy of Exeter on 27 December 1439. Greystone Bridge and the Horsebridge, also over the Tamar, are thought to have been built by the same person. The patron of the bridge is thought to have been an Abbot of Tavistock. Long vehicles often damaged its parapet and repair work was carried out in November 2007, which also widened its entry approach on the Cornwall end, and traffic signals were replaced. Greystone Bridge is currently protected as a Grade I listed structure and a scheduled ancient monument.

References

Greystone Bridge Wikipedia


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