Bristow Bridge
Wilcot, Wiltshire KAC42.34

KandAC mile 42
Bristow Bridge; a more fancy design of parapet.
Bristow Bridge carries a side road from the A345, Marlborough-Pewsey, across the canal to Wilcot etc to the south west.
The bridge is brick built to a more fancy design than usual, still using english bond; 42 miles 34 chains from Reading.
headroom 11ft2ins
depth of water 5ft10ins
The decorative design is said to have been made to please a local landowner whose land the canal was crossing.
Bristow Bridge from the west.
Stop planks for the stop groove at Bristow Bridge; notice the iron handles. the rack is made of old fishbelly rail.

Kennet and Avon Scrapbook 2000