This is the old bridge which is a few yards away from the new bridge....notice how the River has grown in over 700 years.
An anonymous manuscript from 1641 reads.
'The Beauteous Trent which in itself enseams,
Thirty kinds of fish and Thirty different streams.'
Most bridges over the Trent are named after the towns and cities they span, but when Trent Bridge was built it was over a mile away from the city of Nottingham and was crossed by a ford.The first bridge was built in 924 by King Edward the elder and was mainly wood Later in 1364 the second bridge in my collage was built..Old Hethbeth bridge, the remains are stilll to be seen as you enter the city.
New Trent Bridge was opened 25th July 1871 .