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TWO OLD WARWICKSHIRE BRIDGES AT BIDFORD AND HAMPTON

TWO OLD WARWICKSHIRE BRIDGES AT BIDFORD AND HAMPTON

Seven stone arches of varying spans carry Bidford bridge over the Avon, and at this spot we are about midway between Stratford and Evesham. Perhaps Shakespeare had to cross the river here, after his convivial evening at the Falcon, on his unsteady way home. Near Hampton-in-Arden (bottom) an old bridge, only a few feet wide, still crosses the river Blythe. It once carried a pack horse road and, being useless for modern traffic, has been deserted by the highway and left peacefully safe.

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