The Town Bridge

Along the Mole Gap Trail…

An 18th Century Bridge constructed over 14 arches.

Walking over the 14 arches of the late 18th Century Town Bridge provides your first encounter with the River Mole. And what an encounter it is! Stop in each of the semi-circular refuges either side of the bridge to look upstream over the channels of the river and downstream towards the modern road bridge and the ornamental railway viaduct built in 1867. As with many of the railway structures on the route to Dorking, they were designed to be attractive to look at. The reason for this will be explained later.