Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Weymoor Bridge, Latton

Work is ongoing at the site which includes building channel wing walls under the bridge, and landscaping. There is also some additional fencing to install and finally, the re-instatement of the canal bed.

The rebuilding of Weymoor Bridge was started in 2014 when the groundworks were completed and the steel centring was installed. Centring is used to provide a temporary structure on which to build the brick arch.

During construction the track that used to go over the bridge site was diverted to provide the required access to one residential property (at Latton Basin) and nearby fields.

Work on the project was put on hold during 2015 due, in part, to a change of landowner.

In August 2019 the asphalt roadway was competed and the bridge opened to vehicles. In the summer of 2020 the bridge coping stones were installed.

The new bridge is a conventional looking red brick hump-back bridge, but with less of a 'hump' as far as traffic is concerned. The bridge will be similar in style to the original (see last photo), but will be capable of taking 44-tonne vehicles. The original would have had a weight limit of about 3 tonnes. This is the first new brick-built bridge to be undertaken by the Cotswold Canals Trust.

Visiting Site: For those wishing to visit the bridge site and Latton Junction by car, it is best to park on the road in Latton village and cross the A419 dual-carriageway on foot using the nearby bridge. The Weymoor Bridge site is at the far end of the bridge, with Latton Junction close by. For cyclists and walkers, the towpath here leads (west) to Cerney Wick and beyond. See link to map above.  

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Weymoor Bridge, Latton
New Weymoor Bridge, Latton
Weymoor Bridge, Latton
Weymoor Bridge roadway
Weymoor Bridge, Latton
Weymoor Bridge date stone (2016)
Weymoor Bridge, Latton
Weymoor Bridge, and the mix of new and reclaimed coping stones

Bridge Rebuild

Weymoor Bridge, Latton
Weymoor Bridge and gabion wall construction to support the roadway
Weymoor Bridge, Latton
Weymoor Bridge arch during construction
Weymoor Bridge, Latton
Weymoor Bridge & the steel frame to support the brick arch during build
Weymoor Bridge, Latton
The base of one side of the original bridge arch during initial excavation work

Before Restoration Started

Weymoor Bridge, Latton
Remains of the old bridge looking towards Eisey. Uncovered by the CCT in 2007

Weymoor Bridge Before Demolition

Weymoor Bridge, Latton
The original Weymoor Bridge before demolition.
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