Thursday, 5 December 2013

Hug bridge

The course of the River Dane marks the boundary with Cheshire on Staffordshire's North-Western side. 
Running over the river, you will find 'Hug Bridge' which is the main crossing hereabouts - on the A523 at Rushton Spencer.

It's not a very distinguished bridge, but it is listed.


  1. Wonder how they came up with that name, hugging on the bridge?

    1. Hi Bill. I guess the hugging was more likely UNDER the bridge...!
      They think the name of the bridge might come from the name of the local medieval lord, Hugh by name, but I don't think anyone really knows. Your idea is more appealing...

  2. ..and it makes for a lovely photograph!