Welsh Bridge

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For the bridge in Nantwich sometimes called Welsh Bridge, see Nantwich Bridge.

Coordinates: 52°42′36″N 2°45′28″W / 52.71000°N 2.75778°W / 52.71000; -2.75778

The Welsh Bridge, with the river at flood level.
Another view, with the Frankwell Footbridge in the foreground, and normal river levels.

The Welsh Bridge is a masonry arch viaduct in the town of Shrewsbury, England which crosses the River Severn. It connects Frankwell with the town centre. It is a Listed Building, Grade II*.

The bridge was designed and built by John Tilley and John Carline (whose father was a mason on the English Bridge), who had built Montford Bridge for Thomas Telford. Four of the arches span 43 feet 4 inches, while the fifth and central arch is 46 feet 2 inches. The bridge is 30 feet wide, and built from Grinshill sandstone. In total it is 266 feet long. It was completed in 1795 at a cost of £8,000.

Shropshire Council have a webcam overlooking the Welsh Bridge.

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Upstream:
Frankwell Footbridge
Welsh Bridge
1795
Downstream:
Porthill Bridge