Mythe Bridge

Cast iron bridge with gothic approach arches, built by Thomas Telford.
Mythe Bridge, Tewkesbury GL20 6AA, United Kingdom
A438
 
Mythe Bridge is a minor waterways place on the River Severn (main river - Worcester to Gloucester) between Kempsey (12 miles and 4 furlongs to the northwest) and Tewkesbury Junction (Junction of Rivers Severn and Avon) (3 furlongs to the south).
 
It is part of Tewkesbury.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Kempsey is Ripple Quarry Wharf (Gravel loading wharf for Ripple Quarry); 2 miles and 2¾ furlongs away.

There may be access to the towpath here.

Mooring here is unrated

There is a bridge here which takes a major road over the canal.

Cable Bridge (Upton upon Severn)4 miles, ¾ furlongs
Saxon's Lode3 miles, 7¼ furlongs
Barley House3 miles, 1¼ furlongs
M50 Motorway Bridge2 miles, 3½ furlongs
Ripple Quarry Wharf2 miles, 2¾ furlongs
Mythe Bridge
Tewkesbury Junction3 furlongs
Upper Lode Lock Weir Entrance6½ furlongs
Upper Lode Lock No 57¼ furlongs
Cork's Hill Arm1 mile
Upper Lode Lock Weir Exit1 mile, 1¼ furlongs
 

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Nearest water point

King John's Bridge — 5¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to King John's Bridge
Upper Lode Lock No 5 — 7¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction
Bredon — 4 miles, ¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Bredon
Upton Bridge — 5 miles, 5 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Diglis Junction
Strensham Lock — 6 miles, 1 furlong and 1 lock away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Strensham Lock
Strensham Sewage Works — 6 miles, 5½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Strensham Sewage Works
Llanthony Road Bridge — 13 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction, then on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to Llanthony Road Bridge
Pershore Recreation Ground — 14 miles, 5 furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Pershore Recreation Ground
Diglis Locks — 15 miles, 2½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Diglis Junction
Wyre Lock — 15 miles, 3 furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Wyre Lock
Diglis Basin — 15 miles, 6 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Diglis Junction, then on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Junction to Diglis Basin) to Diglis Basin
Worcester Trip Boat Moorings — 16 miles, 3 furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Diglis Junction, then on the River Severn (main river - Stourport to Worcester) to Worcester Trip Boat Moorings
Sellars Bridge — 17 miles, 3½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction, then on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to Sellars Bridge

Nearest rubbish disposal

Abbey Mill Tewkesbury — 5¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Avon Lock Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Mill Avon) to Abbey Mill Tewkesbury
Eckington Bridge — 8 miles, ¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Eckington Bridge
Llanthony Road Bridge — 13 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction, then on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to Llanthony Road Bridge
Pershore Bridge Moorings — 13 miles, 7½ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Pershore Bridge Moorings
Pershore New Bridge — 14 miles and 3 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Pershore New Bridge
Pershore Recreation Ground — 14 miles, 5 furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Pershore Recreation Ground
Diglis Basin — 15 miles, 6 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Diglis Junction, then on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Junction to Diglis Basin) to Diglis Basin
Sabrina Footbridge — 16 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Diglis Junction, then on the River Severn (main river - Stourport to Worcester) to Sabrina Footbridge
Sellars Bridge — 17 miles, 3½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction, then on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to Sellars Bridge
Parkend Bridge — 19 miles, 5 furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction, then on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to Parkend Bridge

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Upton Bridge — 5 miles, 5 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Diglis Junction
Strensham Sewage Works — 6 miles, 5½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Strensham Sewage Works
Llanthony Road Bridge — 13 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction, then on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to Llanthony Road Bridge
Pershore Recreation Ground — 14 miles, 5 furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Pershore Recreation Ground
Wyre Lock — 15 miles, 3 furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Wyre Lock

Nearest place to turn

Avon Lock Junction — 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Avon Lock Junction
Upper Lode Lock Weir Entrance — 6¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction
Tewkesbury Marina Entrance No 2 — 1 mile, ¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Tewkesbury Marina Entrance No 2
Upper Lode Lock Weir Exit — 1 mile, 1 furlong and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction
Nafford Lock Weir Exit No 2 — 9 miles, 3½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Nafford Lock Weir Exit No 2
Nafford Lock Weir Entrance No 1 — 9 miles, 4½ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Nafford Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Upper Parting Junction — 10 miles, 6½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction
Over Winding Hole — 12 miles, 4 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Upper Parting Junction, then on the River Severn (Maisemore Channel - Northern Section) to Over Junction, then on the Hereford and Gloucester Canal to Over Winding Hole
Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction — 13 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction
Monk Meadow Dock — 14 miles and 2 locks away
Travel to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction, then on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to Monk Meadow Dock
Pershore Lock Weir Exit No 1 — 14 miles, 2 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Pershore Lock Weir Exit No 1
Pershore Lock Weir Entrance No 2 — 14 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Pershore Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Severn - Teme Junction — 14 miles, 3¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Diglis Junction
Diglis Locks Weir Exit — 15 miles, 1¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Diglis Junction
Wyre Lock Weir Entrance — 15 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Wyre Lock Weir Entrance
Diglis Junction — 15 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Diglis Junction
Diglis Locks Middle Basin — 15 miles, 5½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Diglis Junction, then on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Junction to Diglis Basin) to Diglis Locks Middle Basin
Diglis Basin — 15 miles, 6 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Diglis Junction, then on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Junction to Diglis Basin) to Diglis Basin
Lowesmoor Basin — 16 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Diglis Junction, then on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Junction to Diglis Basin) to Diglis Basin, then on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Basin to King's Norton Junction) to Lowesmoor Basin
Quedgeley Oil Depot — 17 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction, then on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to Quedgeley Oil Depot

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Llanthony Road Bridge — 13 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction, then on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to Llanthony Road Bridge

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Pershore Recreation Ground — 14 miles, 5 furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Tewkesbury Junction, then on the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) to Pershore Recreation Ground
 

Wikipedia has a page about Mythe Bridge

Mythe Bridge carries the A438 road across the River Severn at Tewkesbury. It is a cast-iron arch bridge spanning 170 feet (52 m) and 24 feet (7.3m) wide, designed by Thomas Telford and completed in April 1826. It is a Grade II* listed structure.

Telford was appointed to design the bridge in 1823, following a dispute between the bridge trustees and their existing architect, who had proposed a bridge with three shorter iron arches. Telford changed the scheme to a single span so as to reduce interference with navigation of the river, and also to eliminate the expense of constructing foundations in the river gravels.

Like Telford's Craigellachie Bridge, Mythe Bridge was cast by William Hazledine, and is similar in form to Telford's Galton Bridge, which spans the Birmingham Canal at Smethwick. It has six cast iron ribs, each cast in 23-foot (7m) lengths, with spandrels filled with X-shaped bracing. Telford described the iron as "best Shropshire iron, commonly called No. 2"'. The arch rises 17 feet (5.2m), one tenth of the span. The X-bracing carries the diagonal crossed bracing to the spandrels beneath the beam, as well as to the carriageway and balustrade. The abutments at either end of the bridge houses a group of six tunnel vaults with pointed arches and stone quoins. These are separated by the attached colonnettes.

The total cost of the bridge including masonry approaches was £14,500, It was originally a toll bridge, but tolls were removed in 1850. An Ordnance Survey map of 1884 shows a toll booth at either end of the bridge.

Telford wrote:

I reckon this the most handsomest bridge which has been built under my direction ...

The bridge was designated a Grade II* listed building on 4 March 1952. The reason for listing it being that it is of "technological interest as a bridge of iron construction with a 52m span designed in the early 1820s, part of the first generation of this technologically significant type of bridge" and because of its "engineering interest as a significant bridge built by Thomas Telford."

In 1923, the decking was strengthened by adding a reinforced concrete slab. In 1990, tests showed the bridge was too weak for many heavy goods vehicles, and traffic was limited to a 7.5 ton maximum. This was increased to 17 tons after the bridge had been strengthened in 1992. The secondary members needed strengthening and this was effected by enhancing the shear strength of the transverse cross beams by bonding steel plates to the web of the cross beams. The longitudinal cross-bracing was strengthened by using angle splints and the space between the splints and the cross-bracing was grouted. Additional transverse bracing was supplied by reinforcing the central spine of the arch, with one end bolted to steel sleeves, and the other end bolted to the cross beams at the top of the arch.

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British Restaurant
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Campground
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Coffee Shop
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Public Garden
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Shopping & Retail
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Bar
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Bed and Breakfast
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Event
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Local Business
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