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Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
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NZ 39660 57409



NZ3957SE A 1018 920-1/18/2 Wearmouth Bridge


Road bridge with adjacent steps at NE. 1929. By Mott, Hay & Anderson, resident engineer GL Groves, contractor Sir W Arroll & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. Abutments rock-faced sandstone, with reinforced concrete road deck and N abutment core; steel superstructure and cast-iron footpath balustrades. Parabolic 3-pinned arch, of 2 ribs with span 375 feet, and spherical bearings at hinges; K wind-bracing. Built on the site of an iron bridge built in 1793 and widened by Robert Stephenson in 1856, and incorporating some of the balustrade from the 1856 work, the other panels being made to match. Steps at NE have cast-iron overthrow at head and incorporate further 1856 fabric. (Minute of the Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers: Groves GL: The New Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland: 1930-: 144-166).

Listing NGR: NZ3966057409


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'Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers' in Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, (1930), 144-166


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 20 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03176/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr D.H. Bottoms. Source Historic England Archive
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