This bridge is the lowest vehicle crossing point on the River Fowey & used to be one of the main routes into the county. It is also the highest point that is tidal. Parts of the bridge undoubtedly pre-date the Tudor period & one arch may postdate it. Wide enough for just one vehicle there are small 'refuges' for pedestrians. When the river is in flood & the tide is high the water can reach the tops of the arches (2012) & there was a danger that the bridge might collapse with the pressure of the river water.