Mathematical Bridge

Local nameMathematical Bridge
LocationCambridge, UK

The Mathematical Bridge is a wooden footbridge in the southwest of central Cambridge, England.

It bridges the River Cam about one hundred feet northwest of Silver Street Bridge and connects two parts of Queens' College. Its official name is simply the Wooden Bridge or Queens' Bridge. It is a Grade II listed building.The bridge was designed by William Etheridge, and built by James Essex in 1749. It has been rebuilt on two occasions, in 1866 and in 1905, but has kept the same overall design. Although it appears to be an arch, it is composed entirely of straight timbers built to an unusually sophisticated engineering design, hence the name.

A replica of the bridge was built in 1923 near the Iffley Lock in Oxford.The original Mathematical Bridge was another bridge of the same design, also commissioned by James Essex, crossing the Cam between Trinity and Trinity Hall colleges, where Garret Hostel…

Tags BridgePrivatePedestrian
Download Download See more
Cambridge: English Local Guided Walking Tour from 41 USD
Book ticket

More information and contact


Address (Unnamed Road), Cambridge CB3 9, United Kingdom

Coordinates 52°12'7.87" N 0°6'54.151" E

Tours and activities: Mathematical Bridge

Cambridge: English Local Guided Walking Tour

Skip the line
Instant confirmation
Mobile voucher
from 41 USD

Cambridge: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Instant confirmation
from 6 USD

Cambridge: Hidden Histories Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

Instant confirmation
from 6 USD

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Or just search for "Sygic Travel" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now