TOWN BRIDGE OVER WEAVER NAVIGATION, AND CONTROL CABIN

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1329879

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1986

Statutory Address: TOWN BRIDGE OVER WEAVER NAVIGATION, AND CONTROL CABIN, BULL RING

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: TOWN BRIDGE OVER WEAVER NAVIGATION, AND CONTROL CABIN, BULL RING

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

District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Northwich

National Grid Reference: SJ 65674 73842

Details

SJ 67 SE NORTHWICH C.P. BULL RING

5/28 Town Bridge over Weaver Navigation, and Control Cabin

II

Swing bridge, 1899, steel, of one pivoted span with asymmetrical bowstring lattice girders; pivot on west bank of river. Barrier with spiked railing on railway track at west end of bridge; pair of steel gates at east 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 METALWORK A.HANDYSIDE & COMPANY LTD. DERBY AND LONDON. Timber framed weatherboarded control cabin north of bridge on west bank has wide-eaved hipped roof with ornate finials; small-pane casements form a continuous band to river side and ends of cabin; fixed steel ladder, with guardrail, to river bank. This and Hayhurst Bridge (q.v.) are believed to be the earliest electrically powered swing bridges in Britain.

Listing NGR: SJ6567473842

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 57622

Legacy System: LBS

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