Description: Bridge Across River Don
Date Listed: 27 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 334861
OS Grid Reference: SE5387301471
OS Grid Coordinates: 453873, 401471
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5072, -1.1892
WARMSWORTH SPROTBROUGH BOAT
1/87 Bridge across River Don
27.5.53 (formerly listed as
Bridge. Probably 1864 by Benjamin Brundell and William Arnold for Sir Joseph
William Copley (Civic Trust Newsletter); central span replaced 1897 in
ironwork by Newton Chambers of Sheffield. Fabricated iron central span;
rock-faced sandstone walling to piers and flanking causeways. Causeways each
have 3 segmental arches with rusticated voussoirs springing from cavetto-
moulded imposts; brick soffits; some waterspouts in spandrels; cornices
beneath rough-cast parapets with copings which terminate at end piers each
with ashlar frieze and modillioned cornice. Central span has riveted girders
with cross-braced side panels set in rebates in quoined and corniced abutment
piers. Square-latticed balustrade with wooden handrail on downstream side.
Oval plaques at each end of span state:
"ERECTED/BY/NEWTON CHAHBERS/& CO. LIMITED/THORNCLIFFE/IRONWORKS/SHEFFIELD/
Spans the River Don and is partly in the parish of Sprotbrough. History
confused by references to Sprotbrough Bridge nearby (mid C19, for same
'Doncaster's Architects : No 5. Benjamin Shaw Brundell', Doncaster Civic
Trust, Newsletter 44, November 1984.
Kelly's Directory, West Ridinq, 1889, p.1105.
Listing NGR: SE5387301471
Source: English Heritage
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