Homersfield Bridge
(1870-present)

place and bridge

Aged 149

Homersfield Bridge is a road bridge across the River Waveney between Norfolk and Suffolk, and stands partly in the civil parishes of Alburgh and Wortwell, Norfolk and partly in Homersfield, Suffolk. It is one of the oldest surviving concrete bridges in Britain and is a grade II* listed structure. The bridge was designed by architect Henry Eyton and constructed in 1869 by Messrs W & T Phillips of London for Sir Shafto Adair, Bt of the Flixton Estate. It has a single 50 foot (15 metres) span consisting of a wrought iron frame encased in concrete and a cast iron balustrades decorated with Adair mongrams. The pioneering composite construction of the bridge makes it an early example of a reinforced concrete structure. In the 1990s the bridge was restored by Norfolk Historic Building Trust and Suffolk Preservation Society after it had been compulsorily purchased by Norfolk County Council. Road traffic was diverted over a new bridge in 1970, and the old route over Homersfield Bridge is now a foot and cycle path. A plaque on the bridge describes it as "The oldest concrete bridge in Great Britain".

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Keith Evans on Geograph

The oldest concrete bridge in Great Britain, Homersfield Bridge, built in 1870

, Ripon, United Kingdom where it sited