United Kingdom View from Garret Hostel Bridge

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Andrew Sharpe

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Garret Hostel Lane crosses the River Cam at Garret Hostel Bridge. This is at least the eighth bridge on this site between the colleges of Trinity and Trinity Hall. The current design is by T G Morgan and was completed in 1960. The apex of the bridge offers fine views in both directions along the river. North can be seen Trinity Punt station, and behind that Trinity College bridge. Looking south we can see Clare College bridge (the oldest in Cambridge), and beyond that to King’s College bridge. All the other bridges across the Cam were deliberately demolished during the English Civil War to make the town more defensible.

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