Pulteney Bridge, Bath

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    by nathan_j Updated Apr 10, 2005

    This is a very neat bridge, lined with shops. When crossing over I never would have realized it was a bridge if our guide had not told us. It looks like a normal street, except you can see the river through the shop windows.

    Address: North of the Abbey and Roman Baths

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    by paradisedreamer Updated Jul 24, 2003

    One of only two bridges in Europe to support shops (the other is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence), the majestic Pulteney Bridge crosses the river Avon uniting east and west Bath. The bridge was completed in 1770. Sir William Pulteney commissioned architect Robert Adam to provide a fitting approach to the Pulteney estate.

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    Inspired by Florence's Ponte Vecchio

    by machomikemd Written Aug 25, 2015

    One of the famous Attractions in Bath Besides the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey is the famous Pulteney Bridge, which crosses the Avon River and was inspired by the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence Italy. It was made in 1774 and connects the City of Bath with Bathwick of which the bridge features commercial shops within it, like the ponte vecchio and the bridge is still used today for buses and cars going to and from Bath to Bathwick. The Pulteney Bridge is about 45 meters in length and 18 meters wide and is one of the four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides. It was designe by famed architect in those times, Robert Adam.

    Bath is located about 182 kilometers west of london (about a 2 1/2 hour drive) in Somerset, South West England. Among the attractions in Bath Besides the Popular Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Jane Austen Center, the Pulteney Bridge (a replica of the famous Bridge Ponte Vecchio of Florence Italy), Queen's Square and a lot more.

    Address: Bath BA1 1LY, England, United Kingdom

    Directions: Bath BA1 1LY, England, United Kingdom

    Phone: +44 (0) 1225 322442

    Website: http://www.visitbath.co.uk/

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    Pulteney Bridge & Ponte Vecchio Photo Comparison

    by machomikemd Written Aug 25, 2015

    This will be my pictures of the scenic Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence Italy, which was the Inspiration of the Pulteney Bridge so you can see the similarities and differences of both bridges.

    One of the famous Attractions in Bath Besides the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey is the famous Pulteney Bridge, which crosses the Avon River and was inspired by the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence Italy. It was made in 1774 and connects the City of Bath with Bathwick of which the bridge features commercial shops within it, like the ponte vecchio and the bridge is still used today for buses and cars going to and from Bath to Bathwick. The Pulteney Bridge is about 45 meters in length and 18 meters wide and is one of the four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides. It was designe by famed architect in those times, Robert Adam.

    Bath is located about 182 kilometers west of london (about a 2 1/2 hour drive) in Somerset, South West England. Among the attractions in Bath Besides the Popular Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Jane Austen Center, the Pulteney Bridge (a replica of the famous Bridge Ponte Vecchio of Florence Italy), Queen's Square and a lot more.

    Address: Bath BA1 1LY, England, United Kingdom

    Directions: Bath BA1 1LY, England, United Kingdom

    Phone: +44 (0) 1225 322442

    Website: http://www.visitbath.co.uk

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    Pulteney Bridge

    by mardaska Written Sep 3, 2004

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    Pulteney Bridge is one of the most beautiful buildings in Bath. It croses river Avon and it is one of only four bridges lined with shops in the world.

    The view of the bridge at night is magical.

    Website: http://www.building-history.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Bath/Georgian/Pulteney.htm

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    Traditional

    by iandsmith Written Nov 3, 2004

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    It's a bit hard not to take a picture from downstream looking towards the Pulteney Bridge. I somehow think that the little falls in front enhance it so much without one realising it.

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    An enclosed bridge, spanning the Avon

    by rwlittle Written Mar 16, 2004

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    The enclosed bridge has shops and markets. Built in the 1700s, a bridge like this with shops on it is very rare today.

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    Pulteney Bridge

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 2, 2013

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    This bridge, the only one of its kind in the UK, like the Ponte Vechio in Florence, has shops built into the side of the bridge structure. it was built in 1774.

    Address: Bridge Street

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    Pulteney Bridge

    by Imbi Written Jan 11, 2003

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    The view of Pulteney Bridge with its three classical arches spanning the width of the Avon just above Pulteney Weir is synonymous with Bath

    Address: Bath, N.E. Somerset

    Directions: near City Centre

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    Poultney Bridge-- the "Ponte Vecchio" of Bath

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 29, 2003

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    There are plenty of stores on the British version of the Italian icon too! We ate lunch in a Cafe Uno that had a lovely view of the bridge.

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    Shopping Bridge

    by UKDaisy Updated Dec 26, 2006

    This bridge, which spans the River Avon, is lined with shops on either side, so that when you're actually crossing the bridge, you're not aware that you are passing over a bridge.

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