Bridging the knowledge gap: History of Eastham Bridge Exhibition to be held in Tenbury

Eastham Bridge
Eastham Bridge in the 1930's
Published Monday, 16th October 2017

The history of Eastham Bridge will be explored during an exhibition being held at Tenbury Library this month.

The history of Eastham Bridge will be explored during an exhibition being held at Tenbury Library this month.

Eastham Bridge re-opened in April this year following its collapse in 2016.

Whilst the rebuild of the bridge took place, a real effort was made to explore the history of the structure and its crossing, as well as taking into account the ecology of the site.

Residents from Eastham have been at the heart of this month's exhibition, sharing their stories and historic documents about the bridge.

A blog has been set up in order to allow this new information on the well-known local structure to be accessed by the wider public.

The event is free to all and the local and wider public are encouraged to drop in, and learn more about the bridge that has become such a key part of travel in the Tenbury area.

Paul Hudson, Outreach Manager for Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, said: "Working with local people uncovered an amazing amount of information about the bridge and earlier crossings.

“This exhibition is a great opportunity to share some of these with Teme Valley residents."

To find out more about the bridge, please visit https://easthamcrossings.wordpress.com/