3D Visualisation

This image is a visualisation showing the setting of the oldest bridge in England. The position of the supports is based upon the actual survey of surviving timbers, and the planks upon preserved examples from the site. The excavation told us about the depth of the river itself, and gave us many clues about the lay of the land during the Bronze Age.
The trees and plants depicted in this image, including alder, hemp-agrimony, water buttercups, bullrushes and ferns, are known to have been growing when the bridge was in use. Preserved in the waterlogged sediments were the remains of seeds and pollen whose species have been identified by environmental archaeologists working on the project.
3D Animations
An atmospheric 30 second animation of the bridge and environment has been produced. It is provided in Apple Quicktime format.
Quicktime - Large, 256Kb/s ( 7.27Mb)7.28 MB
Quicktime - Small, 88Kb/s (2.58Mb)2.58 MB