Pulteney Bridge


Robert Adam's design of the magnificent Pulteney Bridge was commissioned by landowner and developer William Pulteney to allow access to the grazing land of Bathwick across the river, where he planned to build a new suburb. Completed in 1774, the bridge, lined with shops and supported by three elegant arches, was to lead into a unified, neo-classical estate of graceful street and Adamesque façades. However, finances ran dry at the outbreak of war with France. Only a fraction of the scheme was completed, including Great Pulteney Street, a grand parade which forms the spine of Bathwick, and the Sydney Hotel and Pleasure Gardens.
excerpt from
Pitkin City Guides - Bath

4 - 5 November 2000

View of Pulteney Bridge
and the River Avon

Pulteney Bridge From Grand Parade





Pulteney Bridge From River Avon



Pulteney Bridge Underneath


Street level view with
stairs leading down along the river bank

Pulteney Bridge Street Level



Pulteney Bridge East View

Looking outward from the bridge

Pulteney Bridge View


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