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Trent Bridge, Gainsborough

Trent Bridge, Gainsborough

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

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Description Trent Bridge, Gainsborough is a road bridge crossing of the River Trent at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.HistoryThe bridge was built by the civil engineer, William Weston between 1787 and 1791. It is a handsome and substantial three span bridge in ashlar masonry. The overall width was 26 ft 3in, although cantilevered walkways have been added subsequently.The bridge is Weston's only known work in Britain as he left in 1792 from Falmouth for the United States of America.When completed it was the only bridge across the River Trent below Newark on Trent.In 1932 a white metal medallion was issued to celebrate the freeing of the toll bridge. The toll bridge was purchased 31 October 1927 for £130,000 and freed from toll on 31 March 1932.Toll chargesA toll was payable from opening until 1932. The bridge was a commercial success from the start.TransportThe bridge carries the A631 road