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Halfpenny Bridge

Halfpenny Bridge gets its name from the halfpenny toll paid by pedestrians to cross the Avon on this footbridge.

Halfpenny Bridge crossing canal with trees either side Halfpenny Bridge on Kennet & Avon Canal in Bath

Black and white photo of Halfpenny Bridge in 1877There was a terrible accident here in June 1877 when the original wooden bridge collapsed, tumbling dozens of people into the river. The bridge was rebuilt in metal and is still in use today – and there’s no toll!

 

 

Listen to an audio tale about Halfpenny Bridge

Listen to an 'overheard conversation' about Halfpenny Bridge

 

Last date edited: 17 July 2015