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The Monnow Bridge at Monmouth

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The Monnow Bridge at Monmouth, originally at the edge of the town, now connects Monmouth with Overmonnow.

Monmouth itself is not quite on the river Wye: it lies on the left bank of the river Monnow, and was protected by the fortified gate on the Monnow bridge, built towards the end of the 13th century, on the site of a 12th century timber bridge.  Above the gateway are openings that allowed the guards to drop unpleasant things on intruders.  The bridge now connects Monmouth with Overmonnow.  Downstream of the Monnow bridge, a pipe bridge crosses the river, and not far from the confluence of Monnow and Wye, the A40(T) crosses the Monnow on a fairly standard concrete beam bridge.

MonnowBAug.jpg (154399 bytes) MonnowAug.jpg (189691 bytes)    MonnowPipe.jpg (145505 bytes)    MonnowA40.jpg (96064 bytes)

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