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Muskham Bridge: plaque on the west side of the bridge

South Muskham Bridge once formed part of the Great North Road. It crosses Newark's western branch of the river Trent. The present Muskham Bridge, built by Nottinghamshire County Council, was opened on 24th November 1922 by the Duke of Portland. The previous bridge on the site had been built in 1652, although by the 20th century (not surprisingly) had become incapable of carrying the great increase…