OLDE DEE BRIDGE, CHESTER. UK

Greeting Cards

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$2.40
AnnDixon

Chester, United Kingdom

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4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"

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  • Custom printed for pretty much every special thing there is
  • Digitally printed cards on heavyweight stock
  • Uncoated blank interior provides a superior writing surface
  • Each card comes with a kraft envelope for mailing or gifting

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ENGLISH Heritage
The only work on it is to make it sepia so it looks OLDE


Chester Olde Dee Bridge,
The Old Dee Bridge, in Chester, Cheshire, England, is the oldest bridge in the city. It crosses the River Dee carrying the road which leads from the bottom of Lower Bridge Street and the Bridgegate to Handbridge. A bridge on this site was originally built by the Romans and the present bridge is largely the result of a major rebuilding in 1387. It is a Grade I listed building and a scheduled monument.

History
The original bridge was built by the Romans and was probably constructed of stone piers with a timber carriageway. It is likely that this structure was still present at the time of the Norman Conquest. Repairs were made to it during the next two centuries but in 1279–80 the timber superstructure was swept away. Further repairs were carried out in the 1340s and the 1350s. In 1387 the citizens of Chester were allowed to convert the murage (the toll for repair of the town walls) for a further repair. It is likely that this work resulted in the bridge which is present today. In 1826 it was widened to provide a footway on the upstream side. Around this time it was decided that it was becoming inadequate for the expected traffic and it was decided to build an additional bridge to link the city with North Wales. This resulted in the Grosvenor Bridge, designed by Thomas Harrison and opened in 1832 (although it was not finished until the following year).

Architecture
The bridge is built in local red sandstone. It has seven arches, all of which are of unequal dimensions.

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