WEARMOUTH BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1279911

Date first listed: 17-Oct-1994

Statutory Address: WEARMOUTH BRIDGE, A1018

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: WEARMOUTH BRIDGE, A1018

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

District: Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)

National Park: N/A

National Grid Reference: NZ 39660 57409

Details

SUNDERLAND

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

GV II

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 391376

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

End of official listing