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Cleveland Bridge, Bath in the 19th century by Dennis Melling
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A digital painting using colourful in DAP of The New Bridge at Bathwick, Bath, England 1830. Original out of copyright engraving by FP Hay, hand watercoloured on print.

Cleveland Bridge was built in 1826 by William Hazledine (Coalbrookdale Ironworks) with Henry Goodridge as the architect, on the site of a Roman ferry crossing. Named after the 3rd Duke of Cleveland, it spans the River Avon at Bathwick, and enabled further development of Georgian Bath to take place on the south side of the river. It was designed by architect Henry Goodridge to take the traffic of his day, horse drawn vehicles and pedestrians, and was constructed using the warm golden Bath Stone and an elegant cast iron arched span.

‘The New Bridge at Bathwick’ (1830 engraving by FP Hay)
A toll house was required to charge users of the bridge for the privilege of crossing. Rather than building merely one, Goodridge decided to install four — one on each corner — in order to maintain the absolute symmetry of his elegant neoclassical design.

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  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Dennis

  • It’s amazing to think that they were building iron bridges in the 19th century :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 3 years ago

    Love this work, excellent !

  • Thank you Elfie it certainly is a striking bridge :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work Dennis

  • Thank you Dave :)
    I’m a bit behind with my replies at the moment – very busy

    – Dennis Melling

  • RicIanH
    RicIanHabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful effect and interesting information

  • Many thanks :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago


    NOVEMBER 19th, 2011
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    Mary

  • Thank you Mary :)
    All the best

    – Dennis Melling

  • RC deWinter
  • Thank you :)
    Your feature of my image is very much appreciated
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago

    11-22-11

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    PERMANENT FEATURE GALLERY: THEY BUILT IT
    Please enter your image in the
    THEY BUILT IT – Invitation only challenge.

  • Super Kira :)
    Thank you very much
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 3 years ago

    WONDERFUL!! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FEATURE!…;-D

  • Thank you Tammera :)
    Very much appreciated
    Best wishes

    – Dennis Melling

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    So great idea bring wonderful artwork, thank you to inspiring friends and me:)
    Best regards,
    Sunny
    …………
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  • Thank you very much :)
    Best wishes

    – Dennis Melling

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