Swing Bridge over North Entrance Lock, Cumberland Basin, Bristol - Bristol, City of (UA)

Wrought iron bridge built c1844 by IK Brunel with tubular supporting members. Moved to current location in 1873. It has been redundant and decaying on the dock since construction of Plimsoll Bridge in C20. Since 2014 a number of surveys on the condition of the fabric along with some trial repairs have been carried out with the help of grant funding from Historic England. In 2018 investigations were focussed on the condition and functionality of the rotational mechanism.

Swing Bridge over North Entrance Lock, Cumberland Basin, Bristol - Bristol, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: SWING BRIDGE OVER NORTH ENTRANCE LOCK
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1202186
  • Local Planning Authority: Bristol, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Transport > Bridge

Location

  • Building Name: Swing Bridge over North Entrance Lock
  • Street Name: Cumberland Basin
  • Locality: Bristol
  • Unitary Authority: Bristol, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bristol West
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Alessandra Perrone 0117 975 1345

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England