SWING BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1388921
Date first listed:
14-Feb-1975
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Nov-1999
Statutory Address:
SWING BRIDGE, LONDON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
SWING BRIDGE, LONDON ROAD

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

County:
Lincolnshire
District:
Boston (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 32680 43077

Details

BOSTON

TF3243SE LONDON ROAD 716-1/14/80 (East side) 14/02/75 Swing Bridge (Formerly Listed as: LONDON ROAD (East side) Great Northern Railway Swing Bridge and Control Cabin)

II

Swing bridge for docks railway. 1882-4 by Handysides the Derby Ironfounders. Segmental panelled iron sides with central circular pier, set on timber piled platform. Hydraulically opened from control cabin on west bank with manual control at the centre of the bridge. HISTORY: it was constructed to connect the docks single track railway to the Great Northern Line, when the docks created in 1884, in order to cross the Haven. The bridge was prefabricated in the works and arrived in Boston in a partly assembled state in November 1882. The dock was opened on 15th December 1884. (Cartwright A: Boston. A Railway Town: Boston: 1987-: 39).





Listing NGR: TF3268043077

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
486382
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cartwright, A, Boston. A Railway Town, (1987), 39

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/00378/25
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