Palladian Bridge, Prior Park – Bath, Somerset, England.

The Palladian Bridge was built in 1755, the last of three of its kind built in England. It was created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen, with advice from ‘Capability’ Brown and the poet Alexander Pope,

Palladian architecture reached the height of its popularity in England during the 18th century, The Venetian architect Andrea Palladio inspired the building of structures such as the bridges at Prior Park and at Stourhead. Palladio himself was influenced by the classical architecture of the ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans.

The Palladian Bridge and garden are Grade I listed, and owned by the National Trust.

Photo by Anathemus.


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