This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SJ 67 SE NORTHWICH C.P. CHESTER WAY
5/31 Hayhurst Bridge over Weaver Navigation, and Control Cabin
Swing bridge, 1899, steel, of one pivoted span with asymmetrical bowstring lattice girders; pivot on west bank of river. Steel double gates at each end on ornate cast iron posts. A cast iron plaque at west end of each girder is inscribed, in raised capitals, ERECTED BY THE WEAVER NAVIGATION TRUSTEES:1899: ENGINEER J A SANER M. INST. C.E: CONTRACTOR FOR METAL WORK A HANDYSIDE AND COMPANY LTD. DERBY AND LONDON.
Timber framed weatherboarded control cabin has oblique face to river and bridge, band of small-pane casements, pointed roof with ornate cast iron finial and wooden steps to river bank.
This and Baron's Quay Bridge (q.v.) are believed to be the earliest electrically powered swing bridges in Britain.
Listing NGR: SJ6564273598
© Mr R.G. Noxon. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Noxon, R.G.
Rights Holder: Noxon, R.G.
Cast Iron, Timber, Weatherboard, Victorian Control Room, Unassigned, Building Component, Building, Swing Bridge, Monument <By Form>, Movable Bridge, Bridge, Transport
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