Fingle Bridge, Teign Valley, October 25, 2014
Fingle Bridge is a 17th-century stone arch bridge carrying an unclassified road over the River Teign near Drewsteignton, in the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England. The bridge is a Grade II* listed structure. In late Victorian times the area began to attract tourists and the Angler’s Rest Inn, now the Fingle Bridge Inn was developed to serve visitors.
When I last visited this location in the early 1980s I had no problem driving what appeared to be quite a large car, a Hillman Super Minx, over the bridge. However, returning in a Ford Fiesta this year which one considers to be a small car it was disconcerting to note just how wide modern cars are as there was barely two inches clearance between the doors and the unyielding granite parapet!
When I had made it across perhaps it wasn’t surprising to see that the car park on the other side was empty unlike the car park before the bridge!
Once in the car park there is only one way out, back over the bridge!
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