Pulteney Bridge, Bath

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    Most romantic bridge in England!

    by londonlover Written Jun 8, 2004

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    At least, I think so...Pultney Bridge is a one-of-a-kind in the UK--a bridge lined on both sides with permanent buildings, now filled with narrow shops of various kinds. Beautiful--especially at night.

    Doing my best without a tripod! :)

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    A Great Bridge

    by Balam Updated Mar 2, 2010

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    Built over the River Avon in 1775 is Pulteney Bridge. it's has a nice selection of shops built into it's structure it is one of only four bridges in the world that has shops across the full span on both sides and it is a grade 1 listed building.

    On The Argyle road side of the bridge we went down some steps to the river side and had a walk past the rugby ground to North Parade Bridge before going back into town and had a drink at The Huntsman.

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    Pulteney Bridge

    by mallyak Written Sep 23, 2008

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    Pulteney Bridge, is one of the the few bridges in the world to host shops (and surprisingly large shops they are too). Most people make this the object of at least one of their photos to remember Bath by.

    The Bridge Views from the Bridge

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    Shop, shop, shop

    by jusdenise93 Updated Jul 19, 2009

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    One of only four bridges in the world lined with shops, this exquisite 18th-century bridge is one of the most admired structures in Bath.

    It is very alike the Pontes Vecchio and di Rialto in Italy, where Robert Adam, its builder, obviously found his inspiration.

    Stop in for a shopping break, or just take in the sight that is Pultney Bridge!

    There is a gift shop there, where you can buy all your souvenirs.

    Buy Dolls Buy China Souvenirs
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    The Weir...

    by coceng Updated Oct 9, 2004

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    Here's a photo of The Weir, just infront of Pulteney Bridge...
    What is a weir ?
    It is a wall built under the water across a river, over which the water flows from one level to another in a controlled way...
    Now we know !See My BATH Photos At Night !

    The Weir, Bath...England
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    Pulteney Bridge...

    by coceng Updated Oct 9, 2004

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    Bath is hemmed by seven hills...It is a gorgeous town !
    Throughout The Middle Ages, Bath was served as an ecclesiastical centre & also a wool-trading town.
    Almost the most-photographed sight in Bath !
    The Pulteney Bridge, designed by Robert Adam in 1774...It is named after Frances Pulteney, a heiress in 1767 of The Bathwick Estate...See My :
    PULTENEY BRIDGE / THE WEIR
    Photos At Night !
    ...and also,
    Read More On PULTENEY BRIDGE...

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    The Pulteney Bridge

    by sswagner Written Dec 29, 2006

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    This bridge is certainly a photo moment. Even in the dark and rainy December morning, it was a nice place to see. It is over the River Avon and is lined with shops. I walked a little away along the river before coming to it. It is very close to Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths.

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    by AcornMan Written May 15, 2004

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    The view of the bridge as you approach it from the road on either end is somewhat deceiving. Because of the shops and restaurants along the sides it hardly looks like a bridge at all and instead resembles a regular street. It is a unique experience to be sure.

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    Pulteney Bridge

    by spidermiss Updated Jul 4, 2012

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    Pulteney Bridge was built in 1773 by Robert Adam and was named after Frances Pulteney, an heiress in the 18th Century of the Bathwick estate. The listed bridge was built with a new town vision in mind as Bath (Bathwick) then was just a rural village. The bridge has shops and cafes on both side and only one of a few bridges in the world to have these across. Robert Adam no doubt would have got design ideas from visiting Italy especially Venice on a Grand Tour. Following editions to the bridge over the centuries it became a national monument in 1936 and was originally restored in 1951 for the Festival of Britain.

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    PULTENEY BRIDGE

    by balhannah Updated Dec 28, 2013

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    Pulteney Bridge, is regarded as one of the world's most beautiful bridges.

    It is one of only four in the world lined by shops on both sides.
    It was built for William Pulteney, whose wife had inherited rural Bathwick across the river from Bath. The bridge is named in her honour.

    We viewed it from Parade Gardens park by the crescent weir. A really good view from here of a beautiful bridge!

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    Pulteney Bridge

    by Sjalen Written Feb 27, 2006

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    This is my favourite Bath scene - the river Avon cascading down and framed by steep banks, then with the lovely bridge in the back. On top of that, the bridge has shops on it, making it a bit of an English Florence. Marvellous.

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    Pulteney Bridge

    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 2, 2006

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    Inspired by the famous bridge in Florence known as the Ponte Vecchio, this bridge was designed by Robert Adam. Like John Wood, he was heavily influenced by the Palladian school of architecture. It was built for William Pulteney, whose wife had inherited rural Bathwick (across the river). Completed in 1773, it took a while to attract tenants. But today, it has a number of thriving businesses. It's one of only four bridges in the world lined with shops on both sides.

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    Pulteney Bridge

    by mvtouring Written Jan 6, 2005

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    First time in my life that I see a bridge with little narrow shops on it...Pultney Bridge is a one-of-a-kind in the UK--a bridge lined on both sides with permanent buildings, now filled with narrow shops of various kinds. Beautiful--especially at night.

    Coffee shops on Pulteney Bridge

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    Pulteney Bridge

    by iandsmith Updated Nov 3, 2004

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    This is one of those classic bridges lined with shops that everyone takes a picture of and is probably the most photographed single item in Bath. Sort of like the bridges in Venice or Florence.
    I opted for a couple of different angles.
    The first is from the upstream side.

    Take it from the top
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    Pulteney Bridge

    by uglyscot Written Mar 18, 2014

    There is always a crowd on Pulteney Bridge. The river Avon flows by and there are unusual water features to be seen. There are steps leading down below the bridge where there is a café and some shops, as well as the supports of the bridge itself.

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