Bowbridge Bridge - most of the infill has now been removed
(Photo: 2063 - 14/02/2016)
When the road here was widened some years ago the canal was obstructed by infilling that ran alongside the bridge to give the extra road width needed.
The original bridge remained in tact though (less a parapet). In 2016 work started to remove the road-widening infill, and reinstate the missing parapet & canal channel. This work was completed in July 2017.
The road over the restored bridge is now single lane and operates on a priority system, commonly used in traffic calming schemes.
Bowbridge Bridge - before infill removed
(Photo: 3106 - 28/12/2015)
Bowbridge Bridge with Canal to right & River Frome left
(Photo: 2326 - 09/04/2011)
View from Bowbridge Bridge. Canal on left and River Frome on the right
(Photo: 2523 - 13/03/2013)
Bowbridge Bridge looking towards Stroud, with the River Frome to the right
Infilling alongside the original Bowbridge Bridge
(Photo: 2804 - 13/03/2013)
View of Bowbridge Bridge showing service pipe and River Frome opposite
(Photo: 2803 - 13/03/2013)
The service pipe has since been removed.