This bridge was built in 1867 to replace a previous wooden bridge which had fallen into disrepair. It is constructed of iron to an attractive design and has recently been painted blue. Until 1950 it was subject to a toll and the toll house can still be seen at the entrance to the bridge from Bourne End. Cookham is a very old settlement with many historic buildings, eg. Bel and the Dragon, a pub which dates from 1417. It was also the home of the artist Stanley Spencer who based many of his most famous paintings in the local area. There is a gallery in the old Wesleyan Chapel which houses a permanent display of his works.