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Description - The  BRIDGE from Teignmouth to Shaldon, Devon

Date - March 1910 - postmark
Size in mm (approx) - 138 X 88
Publisher - Valentine's Series
Publisher's Card No. - none
Used: ½d green stamp of Edward VII cancelled TEIGNMOUTH MR 22 10 - from Coombe Road, Teignmouth to Cocks, Ridley Road, Forest Gate, E (East London) - then redirected to The Firs, London Road, St. Albans, Herts.
Condition -  corners a bit soft with minor fold at top left. An excellent quality print
Information - This bridge crossing the River Teign, has long since disappeared, but from sources I have read the first bridge rotted, and was replaced in 1840 by a new structure, supposedly of stone. This was refubished in 1893. If it was a substantial stone structure it is unlikely that it would need a 're-furb' in 50 years. Other information suggests that it had stone abutments at each end with lattice Wood, or metal girders in between. One of the abutments is just visible at the left. The black colour on top of the stone is part of what is said to be a metal lifting section to allow masted ships to pass through. View from Teignmouth to Shaldon, and the Ness


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