The Town Path Bridge is a continuous three span timber structure on masonry abutments and trapezoidal concrete piers. The two timber beams of the superstructure are haunched with short end spans and a long center span over the River Nadder. They look like 100 ft long glulam beams that were treated to survive the wet environment. I wonder how they were able to transport such long elements to the bridge site? The beams support five foot high timber handrails and a timber deck.
Although I couldn't find much information on the bridge, I would guess that it is about 30 years old. Its on the path between Harnham and Salisbury that goes through a large pasture filled with sheep. I think this is a very handsome footbridge that blends in well with the heavily wooded site.
Great Britain: Town Path Bridge in Salisbury by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.