|May 1878 Fleet St Bridge|
The operations in connection with the erection of a new bridge, which will provide a new and more commodious route to the station, were commenced on Monday morning early. The North Wilts Canal was dammed on either side of the site of operations, and as the water was drawn off, agreat deal of interest was manifested in the catching of the various kinds of fish which were left floundering " high and dry " in the mud.
The bridge will be built at about the same level as that of the Golden Lion , and so will avoid the awkward rize which is such a nuisance at Bullen,s Bridge, which it will no doubt in a great measure supersede, as it will provide an almost straight road from the station to Rushey Platt.
We believe that the money, excepting £150, the amount of expenses incurred in the erection of this bridge is promised, and we hope the remainder will soon be paid.- on Thursday morning a considerable number of people assembled on the canal banks to witness the ceremony of laying the foundation stones of the structure. The two stones were then laid by Miss Barker, daughter of the hon. sec. of the committee and by Miss Westlake, daughter of the chairman of the committee.