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Flush Bracket OSBM 28: Abingdon, Burford Bridge   

Flush Bracket on N.E. side of Burford Bridge, Abingdon [2GL] - but note that the description in the Flush Bracket Register originally read "Brickwork of steps NE side of Burford Bridge Abingdon SW side of river", but has been replaced or expanded by a new description (dated 12/9/17) of "on SW face towpath arch downstreamside, 2 links from edge of water", so perhaps the FB had been moved! However the FB is also annotated as "returned to O.S.O. 13/07/1928", presumably when the bridge was rebuilt. Note that suggested location of SU 4998 9685 has replaced the original tentative SU 4996 9687.

Location
Grid reference: SU 4998 9685.
Landranger 164: Oxford, Chipping Norton & Bicester.
Explorer 170: Abingdon, Wantage & Vale of White Horse.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB28.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3646 Abingdon, The Grapes PH 403.11m to the northwest.
G3645 Culham Bridge 1.03km to the south.
29 Abingdon, Ock Bridge 1.15km to the west.
G3644 Culham College 2.01km to the southeast.
27 Culham Lock Bridge 2.13km to the southeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Wallingford, 15.21km to the southeast.

Second Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1912-21)
This flush bracket was used during the Second geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 166.6390 feet [50.7916 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Wallingford to Buckland levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on N.E. side of Burford Bridge, Abingdon.

Logged Visits
Visited on 28th February 2015 by jochta. Condition: Destroyed.
Bridge was rebuilt in 1927/8 which ties in with the FB being returned to the OS in 1928. There's an image of the bridge from 1880 here which shows the square arch and two adjacent smaller arches over the main stream which were replaced with one large arch http://viewfinder.english-heritage.org.uk/search/reference.aspx?uid=53012&index=48&mainQuery=abingdon&searchType=all&form=home

Visited on 2nd February 2015 by jonglew. Condition: Destroyed.
Victim of bridge re-build most likely.

Visited on 21st August 2013 by droggy. Condition: Destroyed.
Easily found the nearby CBM but had no joy seeking this one (agree with all comments below). Even took a boat trip to have a look from riverside!

Visited on 3rd October 2011 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Destroyed.
Photo of potential site showing present towpath arch and steps at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2631582 , although I don't understand references to SW side of river in the OS description.

Visited on 18th March 2006 by lackofluke. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Agree with RHW and dal, this one isn't visible. A shed by the pub obscures part of the side of the bridge, but I doubt it hides the FB.

Visited on 3rd December 2005 by dal. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Couldn't find any trace. Note bridge substanially rebuilt 1929.

Visited on 14th September 2005 by RHW. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Old stone bridge intact. No sign of FB, possibly under car park or footway. Not clear where it would have been. Proximity of two G-series FBs suggests it may have gone.
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