Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge

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The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge in Cambridge, England. The bridge is situated at the University of Cambridge. It was built in 1831 and links two university campuses over the River Cam. The architect of the bridge was Henry Hutchinson. It was thought that the bridge got its name as sighing students would use the bridge before their exams, that was incorrect as the bridge was actually named after the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Like the bridge in Venice, it is a covered bridge. The bridge is a picturesque spot in the city.

Getting there

The bridge is situated at the University of Cambridge. It is around a 30-minute walk away from ‘Cambridge’ train station. The 8 and X3 buses stop a short walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

The bridge is a public bridge, it is free to use.

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Posted: 12 Jun 2019, 18:07

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Stayed in Cambridge on a recent vacation, this seemed to be one of the must visit places in the city. It an elegant little spot.

Posted: 9 Apr 2019, 18:29

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Elegant

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Elegant setting in a beautiful city. Me and my travel partner went underneath on one of the locals gondolas for a fee. Well worth it.

Posted: 7 Apr 2019, 12:44

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Picturesque

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Probably one of the most picturesque settings in the country, wonderfully structured bridge in a beautiful setting with the water and gondolas passing beneath.

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