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Description: Sauls Bridge
Date Listed: 15 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 113621
OS Grid Reference: TL8244813895
OS Grid Coordinates: 582448, 213895
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7939, 0.6443
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ROAD BRIDGE CROSSING THE RIVER BRAIN. Circa 1814. Cast Iron with C20 red brick
and concrete extension to west face. An 18ft single arched span bridge with
9 soffit ribs. On red brick base, left and right red brick support pillars
with cast iron heads. The original east and west faces have central vertical
moulded panels with a vertical line over. Left and right upper rectangular
panels cast "Ransom and Sons" "Ipswich 1814". Two lower spandrel panels each
with central tie bolts to end roundels. East face cast iron base to rails of
8 sections. Cruciform posts. Segmental pointed top rails. 2 sections to right
and left curve away from the road, and have alternate moulded and circular
rails, the 4 centre sections with 3 moulded rails only. The lower half of the
original west face is still visible from the river. C20 west extension with
central red brick wall on concrete span, concrete capping. Concrete posts and
metal tubular rails to side sections. D Alderton & J Booker, Industrial Archaeology
in East Anglia: "The Bridge represents the first agreement by an Essex County
Surveyor (Robert Lugar) to build in iron. Total cost £700."
Listing NGR: TL8244813895
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Source: English Heritage
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