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Pulteney Bridge (Bath)

Pulteney Bridge, in the historic and elegant city of Bath, is one of the most famous bridges in England.

The bridge crosses the River Avon and was designed by the famous architect Robert Adam in 1770. It was the only time that Adam worked in Bath.

It was commissioned by Sir William Pulteney, later to become Earl of Bath. The idea was to open up the area across the river, where Pulteney had an extensive estate.

Influenced by the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, this unforgettable bridge is lined with shops.

Just below the bridge is an attractive weir, added in 1972, and on the far side from the city is Bath's rugby ground.

Pulteney Bridge replaced a ferry.

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