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