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

Wrought iron bridge with tubular supporting members built c1844 by IK Brunel Moved to current location in 1873. It has been redundant and decaying on the dock since the construction of Plimsoll Bridge in C20. Since 2014 a number of surveys on the condition of the fabric and some trial repairs have been carried out with the help of grant funding from Historic England. In 2019 investigations and repairs have 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