Croome Court's Chinese bridge returns after a century

Plans of two bridge The original 18th century design is replicated by the 21st century design

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A replica of an 18th Century landmark has been unveiled in Worcestershire more than 100 years after the original disintegrated.

A Chinese-style bridge at Croome Court, near Pershore, was designed in the 1740s but was lost to decay in the late 19th Century.

Made for the 6th Earl of Coventry, it links the house to the wider park.

A £200,000 Sainsbury Trust grant enabled the National Trust to reconstruct the crossing.

The first section is in place, with the rest due to be completed by next spring.

Pieces of the first bridge were found in the river last year and, along with the original plans drawn up by architect William Halfpenny, they have been used to make sure the new bridge is an accurate copy.

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