Bridges can be things of beauty as well as a practical means of crossing water, valleys or roads. We’ve come a log way from the first bridges made by humans which were were probably just logs over streams, with engineers and architects creating enormous and attractive structures to help us get from A to B. One of the most famous great engineers to this day is Isambard Kingdom Brunel who created, amongst other more famous structures, the railway bridge in my home town of Chepstow as part of the Great Western Railway construction.
Our surveying team, both on foot and by air, capture bridges across Great Britain as part of their daily work. These form some of the 440 millions features in our geospatial database. In today’s quiz, tell us whether you recognise these eight bridges – they are shown in OS MasterMap Imagery Layer with OS MasterMap Topography Layer in the background. Post your answers on the blog.