Whitney on Wye Toll Bridge

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Star Video on November 11, 2011

There are many bridges over the Wye that have associated with them a redundant toll house - in various states or repair. Whitney bridge is unique in that it is the only bridge that solely crosses the River Wye that still collects tolls.

The current bridge - built from stone and timber in the early 19th century was the fourth thst stood here. The first three - dating back to 1779 - were all washed away.

Whitney toll bridge allows a short cut to Hay on Wye on the B4350. It was extensively renovated in 1993. Whitney Toll Bridge enjoys a tax exempt status granted in 1797 which states "The said bridge shall not be rated, assessed for or towards any public or parish rate or duty whatsoever."

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  • Uploaded on November 11, 2011
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    by Star Video
    • Camera: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY KODAK C340 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
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