Canford Bridge

Canford Bridge is a Grade II listed structure situated on the River Stour and comprises three segmental arches constructed of Purbeck limestone with pointed cutwaters. The current structure was completed in 1813.  The spans of the arches are 11m, 12m and 11m, and span the River Stour. Previous works to the structure have included construction of a foot/cycleway bridge to the west of the main bridge and refurbishment of the adjacent brickwork flood arches.

The works undertaken included:

  • Building up the river bed around bridge supports – to help guard the bridge supports against erosion.
  • Timber piles placed in front of the supports to prevent floating debris collecting on the bridge supports when water levels are high.
  • Replacement or repair of string course stones on the upstream elevation.
  • Removal of existing concrete render, and repairs using Natural Hydraulic Lime mortars to upstream voussoirs and delaminated stones in barrels.
  • Replacement of individual stones in the cutwater, at water level.
  • New capping stones to flood arch cutwaters on upstream elevation.

For more information