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Wallingford, OX10 8EA
Wallingford Bridge is a medieval road bridge over the River Thames in England which connects Wallingford and Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxfordshire.<br /><br />It crosses the Thames on the reach between Cleeve Lock and Benson Lock. The bridge is 900 feet long and has 22 arches.<br /><br />The first reference to a bridge across the Thames between Wallingford and Crowmarsh Gifford is from 1141, when King Stephen besieged Wallingford Castle. The first stone bridge is credited to Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, and four remaining arches are believed to contain 13th century elements.<br /><br />When the water is low enough it is possible to walk right underneath the bridge and see the arches close up. There are lovely walks alondside the river in both directions and the beautiful flood plain on the Crowmarsh Gifford side make an excellent picnic spot, whilst the splash park on the other side is a fun place to take children.
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