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The A354 road bridge connects Weymouth to Portland, which together form the borough of Weymouth and Portland.The history of the borough stretches back to the 12th century; including involvement in the spread of the Black Death, the settlement of the Americas, the development of Georgian architecture, and a major departure point for the Normandy Landings.Sir James Thornhill was born in the White Hart public house in Melcombe Regis and became the town's MP in 1722.Thornhill became an artist, and coincidentally decorated the interior of St Paul's Cathedral.

During the English Civil War, around 250 people were killed in the local Crabchurch Conspiracy in February 1645.

Weymouth, Portland and the Purbeck district are in the South Dorset parliamentary constituency, created in 1885.

The constituency elects one Member of Parliament; currently Richard Drax (Conservative).

French raiders found the port so accessible that in 1433 the staple was transferred to Poole.

Melcombe Regis is thought to be the first port at which the Black Death came into England in June 1348, possibly either aboard a spice ship or an army ship.

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Since the 18th century they have been linked by successive bridges over the narrowest part of the harbour.