BRIDGES by David McFetrich & Jo Parsons


Dorset’s bridges mark key points in the county’s network of communications, forming a rich architectural legacy that is all too often overlooked. Yet few other structures illustrate the skill of the stonemason and civil engineer in fitting structure to purpose in so pleasing a manner. Many enjoy beautiful settings and are visually attractive. Some carry Dorset’s busiest roads or railways, others belong to the age of the packhorse and now link quiet lanes deep in the countryside. Those selected for this book span 800 years, from the Middle Ages to the present, and range from simple stone arch to bridges once regarded as being at the forefront of bridge-building technology.

138 x 204mm
Black and white illustrations throughout
ISBN 1 874336 51 2

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