NEWPORT BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1139837

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1988

Statutory Address: NEWPORT BRIDGE, TEES (NEWPORT) BRIDGE APPROACH ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: NEWPORT BRIDGE, TEES (NEWPORT) BRIDGE APPROACH ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Middlesbrough (Unitary Authority)

District: Stockton-on-Tees (Unitary Authority)

District: Stockton-on-Tees (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Billingham

National Park: N/A

National Grid Reference: NZ 47854 19876

Summary

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History

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Details

MIDDLESBROUGH TEES (NEWPORT) BRIDGE NZ 41 NE (4719) APPROACH ROAD.

3/88 Newport Bridge - II Road bridge over river and railway, 1931/34 by David Anderson, of Mott, Hay and Anderson (Westminster), engineers; and Dorman Long & Co Ltd., contractors. Riveted steel girder structure with concrete-filled piers; original woodblock road surface renewed with asphalt. Vertically-lifting centre span suspended on steel wire ropes from towers and balanced by counterweights. Concrete abutments with brick facings. Each tower, steeply ramped on landward side, stands on 4 cylindrical steel piers with timber dolphins. Counterweight boxes, filled with concrete and steel, suspended on ropes from sheaves at tops of towers. Lifting span consists of 2 Pratt trusses, with curved-topped chords linked by braced trusses, and underslung cross-girders supporting steel-plated decking overlaid with concrete and asphalt. Operates on Ward Leonard system using 2 electic motors mounted over middle of lifting span. Deck carries 2-way carriageway flanked by cantilevered pedestrian ways with steel railings. Approach sections have panelled steel parapets. When raised, lifting span gives 36m clearance for passage of river traffic at high water. Single-span bridge over railway at east end. Inscribed granite block, at east end, records foundation, designers and builders. The first vertical-lift bridge in England and the heaviest of its type in the world. Included for industrial archaeological interest.

Listing NGR: NZ4785419876

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 59798

Legacy System: LBS

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