Old Shoreham Bridge

Oil painting of Old Shoreham Bridge circa 1904 by William H. Bond.

Construction on the Shoreham bridge started in 1781, with its opening to public traffic during March the next year. The bridge spans the River Adur tidal estuary and connects Shoreham by Sea to Lancing. Before its construction, a raft was used to cross the estuary around its location (the alternative crossing being in Bramber).

In 1861 the bridge was brought by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway who charged a 6d toll on the eastern bank of the estuary, the equivalent of £6.96 today.

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