Classical Clare

Small Scale Survival, Aid & Abet, Cambridge, 2011

Commission for the launch of Aid & Abet, ‘Classical Clare’ responded to the survival of Clare bridge. During the Civil War in the 17th century, the parliamentarians burnt the bridges of Cambridge to keep it safe from royalist forces. The bridge was the first classical form built in Cambridge, the style was favoured by Cromwell and the roundheads and was the only bridge to survive the war.