This is a new conventional looking red brick hump-back bridge, but with less of a 'hump' as far as traffic is concerned. The bridge is similar in style to the original (see last photo), but is capable of taking 44-tonne vehicles. The original would have had a weight limit of about 3 tonnes.
This is the first all-new brick-built bridge to be undertaken by the Cotswold Canals Trust, who were assisted by the Waterway Recovery Group (WRG).
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.)
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.
Visiting the bridge: For those wishing to visit the bridge 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. For cyclists and walkers, the towpath here leads (west) to Cerney Wick and beyond all the way to Siddington, near Cirencester, where the public right of way currently ends.
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