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Photo by Chris Witts

 Holt Fleet Bridge was designed by Thomas Telford and built in 1828. Prior to the bridge being built this was the site of a ferry and ford. Lord Foley laid the foundation stone in 1826 and the bridge was officially opened in 1828. This was the last bridge in the county to have tolls on it and this ceased in 1900. During 1928 the bridge was widened.

Thomas Telford would be amazed if he could see the size of lorries that cross the bridge today! A tribute to the greatest bridge designer of all time.

Holt Fleet Bridge

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