SEVERN BRIDGES: POCKET GUIDE
To inland boaters, the Severn is a river where bridges are few and far between – but altogether, there are no fewer than 107 crossing Britain’s longest river, from the first small footbridge near its source in Wales right down to where the M4 spans the widening estuary. This e-book (it calls itself a pocket guide, but you’ll need e-pockets!) includes pictures of every one of them, accompanied by a description. For the upper river this might just be a few words, but as we get down to the bridges which will interest CanalBoat readers, there is more information – as well as pieces about engineers including Thomas Telford (who said of Mythe Bridge “I reckon this the most handsomest bridge which has been built under my direction) and John Fowler (whose work also included the Forth Bridge), a glossary of bridge-building terms, and even a page on demolishing a bridge.
SevernBridges: pocketguide, Chris Witts, severntales. co.uk, £1.49 ( Kindle edition)