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Occupation Bridge, Whitminster

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster

Occupation Bridge - view towards Saul

A narrow brick-built accommodation bridge. The bricks are handmade and of a dark red colour, laid to a fairly irregular bond.

The bridge has an elliptical arch springing from wedge-shaped stone springers and protected by a simple projecting brick dripmould. The wing walls are built with an inward batter and curve outwards from the arch to end in pilaster terminals.

The parapet brickwork is contiguous with that of the wing walls and spandrels rather than being of a separate construction. The parapet is level over the arch and then slopes gently down in a straight line on either side to the ends of the wing walls; it is topped by a plain stone coping.

There have been some repair to the wing walls and parapet by the Cotswolds Canals Trust.

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster

Occupation Bridge - before the nearby trees were removed

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster

Occupation Bridge

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster

Occupation Bridge - view towards Stonehouse

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster

View from Occupation Bridge towards Stonehouse

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster

View of Occupation Bridge looking towards Saul

Occupation Bridge, Whitminster

Occupation Bridge - view towards Stroud in 1986