Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

When taking a punting trip along the River Cam, this is the first of many bridges that you will meet, it is the Magdalene Bridge.

You can see that the punters have to be careful to choose the highest point of the arch when sailing underneath!

There has been a bridge at this point on the River Cam since Roman times.

It was reported that in 1275 the bridge was in a ruinous state and was probably rebuilt soon after. It is recorded that the bridge was rebuilt here again in 1482, at the expense of the owners of what are called the postage lands, and that another bridge was built in 1754, by subscription, when the remains of the Roman bridge were discovered.
The present bridge was built in 1823.

We were on a punt operated by a qualified punter. Some people opted to punt themselves with varying degrees of success! See the workshop!

Have a good weekend,
Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9620 W: 378 N: 22267] (87322)
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