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Water Meadows Bridge

Water Meadows Bridge is one of the many bridges at Blenheim. It is a single arch Limestone Ashlar bridge spanning 8m across the River Evenlode at a point just above where the Evenlode is joined by the Glyme.

It was severely eroded and required like for like repair and replacement of the stonework. The programme of works, which were completed in 2022 and cost £300,000, took 9 months to complete and included restoring its structural integrity whilst conserving the bridge to enhance the lifespan.

As well as a new deck to stop water running through the stonework beneath, works were also needed underneath the bridge (sub-fluvial). This required special permission from the Environment Agency to create two coffer dams to temporarily dewater the area underneath the bridge so that the works could take place.

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