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Description: Broughton Bridge
Date Listed: 6 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165991
OS Grid Reference: SE9852810577
OS Grid Coordinates: 498528, 410577
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5825, -0.5132
SE 91 SE BROUGHTON BRIDGE ROAD
4/32 Broughton Bridge
Inverted suspension bridge. Mid-late C19, re-using earlier C19 abutments;
C20 rebuilt inner piers. For the Commissioners of the Ancholme Drainage and
Navigation. Wrought-iron bridge with timber decking, cast-iron railings and
yellow brick abutments with sandstone ashlar dressings. Single span, of
single carriageway width, between abutments splayed-out to roadway
entrances. Abutments set on sloping riverbanks; each has a blind segmental
arch between pair of inner piers with chamfered plinths and moulded cornices
at deck level, with coped upper piers housing the bridge anchorages flanking
with roadway above. Upper piers linked by coped dwarf walls and railings to
similar outer piers flanking the entrance. Bridge span of 2 arched ribs
with vertical and diagonal suspension rods: the main vertical rods bolted to
the ends of transverse iron bearers for the plank deck, the diagonal rods
welded to continuous plates supporting the bearers. Scrolled cast-iron
railings from inner piers to central arch; fret balustrade between outer
piers; plain rails to main span bolted onto suspension rods. The bridge,
like those at Cadney and Hibaldstow (qv), may be a replacement of an earlier
C19 wooden bridge, by Alfred Atkinson, engineer for the Ancholme Navigation.
The deck suspension arrangements are similar to those used at Sir John
Rennie's Horkstow Bridge of 1834-5 (qv). A well-designed and well-built
bridge, unaltered apart from minor repairs to deck and abutments.
Listing NGR: SE9852810577
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Source: English Heritage
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