Winterstoke Railway Bridge 

On a recent walk I took a photograph of the Winterstoke Railway Bridge in Weston-super-Mare.

There are plans to replace the bridge due to the decaying nature of the bridge.

There is an interesting story behind the bridge which was built  in the Second World War in 1941 to provide easy access to the military aeroplane factory. Emergency wartime powers were used by the War Office at the time to enable the bridge to be built, as a result the bridge was owned by the War Office, now the Ministry of Defence.

The fact that the bridge was owned by the MoD has created challenged in getting the bridge repaired and now to be replaced.

The new £15m bridge is set to open in 2023.