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THE PARADE BRIDGE

This is the bridge which carries Leamington's main street over the River Leam. The bridge was under repair when this photograph was taken. At some time in the late 19th or early 20th century, metal extensions had been bolted to the side of the bridge at street level to enable the Parade to be widened. The stone bridge is safe and solid, but the metal was rusting and becoming dangerous. Over a period of five-six months the bridge would be repaired, with only half of its width passable for all the time of the repair, which caused major rerouting of traffic because the bridge became a one-way bridge, changing direction halfway through the work.

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