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Building/Rebuilding Rossett Bridge circa 1920
Glyn Roberts writes:
the reconstruction of the main road bridge over the river. At first I thought this photograph depicted a bridge under construction but noticing the multiple arches I am inclined to think this was the bridge which preceded the present one (which only has one main arch if I remember correctly) and which was therefore actually undergoing demolition when the photo was taken. The only thing which raises doubts in my mind is that it looks in far too good a condition to be demolished. Perhaps there was some other reason why it needed to be replaced. I estimate the photograph was taken about 1920 as my father is on it (being the smaller figure in the middle of the group on the right). He was born in 1906 and on the original photo (which is slightly clearer) he looks about 14/15-ish to me. Note the temporary wooden bridge constructed just to the left of stone one on the photo. Interesting to see how little this view has changed over the years.

Date: 19/08/2004 22:45
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48 #1 chris edwards commented on March 13 2014 23:05:28
Probably this bridge, near the bottom of Gun Street, was demolished because it was no longer required when the new road layout, including the present bridge, was constructed.

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