The site of this bridge, and the original line of the canal here, lies under the link road between the M5 motorway and the A38.
When the canal is reinstated as part of the Phase 1B Restoration scheme, the canal route will be further south, and it is not expected that a new bridge will be built to replace Hyde's Bridge which carried a footpath over the canal.
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Site of Hyde's Bridge on the old canal line. View towards A38
Site of Hyde's Bridge, which carried a footpath over the canal
Remains of Hyde's Bridge after demolition looking towards M5 (1969).
[Photo by Lionel Walrond, digitised by Dr Ray Wilson, licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0]
View of canal near Hyde's Bridge looking towards A38 (1969).
[Photo by Lionel Walrond, digitised by Dr Ray Wilson, licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0] Before Bridge Demolished
Hyde's Bridge c1960 (since demolished) in a view of Bristol Road Lock
Site of Hyde's Bridge & Infilled Canal
Restoration Phase: n/a
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Cotswold Canals Towpath Guide
Cotswold Canals in Pictures have produced an easy-to-use mobile device app that provides information on over 200 points of interest for those walking the Cotswold Canals.
The app is available for IOS and Android devices from the App Store or Google Play respectively. (Search for 'ccip'.)
Version 3 includes a number of walking routes along the canals.
More details about the app can be found
Feedback on the app is welcome!
App last updated: July 2022.