Bideford Old Town Bridge

Bideford Old Town Bridge
New Rd
EX39 2HR
United Kingdom

BIdeford Old Bridge

The Long Bridge has spanned the Torridge for over seven-hundred years and has played a key role in the development and everyday life of Bideford. The bridge, which is believed to have been built around 1280, consists of 24 arches of differing widths. As few details are available as to its construction the reasons for these variations are unknown. In 1968, the ancient Long Bridge in the centre of the town was the only way to get from the Quay to East-the-Water without driving via Torrington.

Explore the bridge as part of the Bideford Heritage Trail