Homersfield Bridge

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Homersfield Bridge was built in 1869 across the River Waveney between Norfolk and Suffolk, and stands partly in the civil parishes of Alburgh and Wortwell, Norfolk and partly in Homersfield, Suffolk. It is a very early example of the use of concrete and the oldest remaining concrete bridge in Britain. This grade II* listed bridge was an early experiment in combining iron with concrete for bridges design and predates the emergence of true reinforced concrete at the end of the 19th century.It has a single 50 foot (15 metres) span consisting of a wrought iron frame encased in concrete and a cast iron balustrades. In the 1990s the bridge was restored by Norfolk Historic Building Trust and Suffolk Preservation Society after it had been compulsorily purchased by Norfolk County Council. Closed to road traffic, Homersfield Bridge is now a foot and cycle path.

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