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Shoreham Toll Bridge

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Hidden : 09/19/2008
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The Old Shoreham Toll Bridge linking Shoreham to Lancing was built across the River Adur in 1781. It was bought by the LBSCR railway company in 1861 when the company started charging tolls. The tolls were collected up until 1970 when it was replaced by the road flyover. The Toll Bridge closed to motorised traffic on 7 December 1970. It was then taken over by West Sussex County Council and was, and still is, used solely for pedestrians and cyclists. It received Grade II listing status in 1984.

In 1997 after inspection it was deemed unsafe and in places metal supports were erected. This was always only ever going to be a temporary measure. This year the bridge was closed and has been completely refurbished. Work was completed in August 2008. This was thanks to campaigning and fundraising by a group called Friends of Old Shoreham Toll Bridge. It was originally the councils intention to simply let it rot away.

This would have been a travesty. Not only is it well used, but it is a beautiful place to be, especially first thing in the morning. The views are lovely looking both ways. The new bridge is an excellent piece of work and will hopefully stand for many years to come.

You are looking for a brass pet id holder, like one that hangs from a collar, hidden somewhere on the Toll Bridge. Inspired by some of Mike and Christines hides I have made this one a bit of a teaser. I managed to get pretty good accuracy (6.8ft) so hopefully the co-ordinates will be pretty good. I started this at 3.5 difficulty, but after taking advice I have upped to to 5. We'll see how people get on. Obviously it is a small area to look in and terrain is very good. There will be a lot of muggle passing by so you may well get some funny looks. Might I suggest you wear a fluorescent jacket, carry a clipboard and pretend your gps is a walkie talkie!

Best of luck!

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