Canal and River Trust. The Dock Office, Commercial Road Gloucester GL1 2EB
The Canal and River Trust's historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature. We're the new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
A gentleman by the name of Leland passed over the bridge at Atcham in 1540 which he described as 'a fayre stone bridge on the Severn to pass towards the Roman remains of Wroxeter'. During the Civil War in 1642 there was a stone bridge at Atcham comprising 18 arches. This bridge was fortified by the Royalists.
In 1768 the bridge was destroyed by ice and the magnificent disused bridge, which is still standing, was constructed by John Gwynne, a famous Shrewsbury architect. The present bridge at Atcham was constructed in 1929.