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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., £1.49 ( Kin­dle edi­tion)

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