Bewdley

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Many thanks to The Cock and Magpie for facilitating this camera's location and to The Severn Rivers Trust for capitally funding its installation. Bewdley Bridge is a three-span masonry arch bridge over the River Severn. There has been a bridge at this location since 1447, each being destroyed and replaced. Severe flooding in 1795 destroyed the previous bridge. That bridge comprised five pointed stone arches. One of the arches had also been damaged by the Royalists in 1644 and rebuilt in timber. The River Severn is the longest river in Great Britain, at about 220 miles It rises at an altitude of 2,001 ft on Plynlimon near Llanidloes, Powys, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales. It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Gloucester on its banks. With an average discharge of 107 m³/s at Apperley, Gloucestershire, the Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales.