The River Severn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Walking along the riverside path, going north-east from the railway station brings you to this large weir. It does seem impressive because of the large volume of water going over it.
This weir was built at Shrewsbury in 1909 to keep water level at a nominal height for pleasure boating around the loop of the river enclosing the town.
If you walk to the weir shown above then you will walk under this single span footbridge known as Castle Walk Footbridge. The footbridge was completed in November 1951, and built using balanced cantilever construction with two cantilever sections and a central suspended span. The total central span is 150 ft.
English Bridge, crossing the River Severn, is a 1926 rebuilding and widening (re-using the original masonry) of the original bridge completed in 1774. A bridge is known to have stood at this spot since at least Norman times. Historically, it was known as the "Stone Bridge" and is a Grade II* listed building.
Victoria Avenue runs alongside the River Severn in Quarry Park and is a pedestrian only path. A special feature of Victoria Avenue are the rows of lime trees on each side. These are actually the second generation of trees to be planted. The first generation had reached heights of over 120 feet by the early 1950s when they were felled because the trees were considered unsafe.