Oakenrod Bridge - Refurbished in 2008

Oakenrod Bridge - Refurbished in 2008

Oakenrod Bridge is a packhorse bridge over the River Roch, linking the town to Bury Road and beyond.

A packhorse bridge consists of one or more narrow masonry arches, and has low parapets, so as not to interfere with the horse's panniers.

Packhorse bridges were often built on the trade routes that formed major transport arteries across Europe and Great Britain, until the coming of the turnpike roads and canals in the eighteenth century.

Oakenrod Bridge was refurbished in the summer of 2008, to bring it back to its original condition.