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Corporation Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.5708 / 53°34'14"N

Longitude: -0.0828 / 0°4'57"W

OS Eastings: 527057

OS Northings: 409947

OS Grid: TA270099

Mapcode National: GBR WWV4.WQ

Mapcode Global: WHHHS.PHSY

Entry Name: Corporation Bridge

Listing Date: 30 June 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478815

Location: North East Lincolnshire, DN31

County: North East Lincolnshire

Electoral Ward/Division: West Marsh

Built-Up Area: Grimsby

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Great Grimsby St Mary and St James

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Corporation Bridge


Electrically-powered Sherzer rolling lift road bridge. 1925 by Alfred C Gardner, Docks Engineer to London and North Eastern Railway; Sir William Arrol & Co. of Glasgow, contractors, for Grimsby Corporation. Restored c1980. Cast-iron and steel bridge with timber-clad control box, brick and ashlar abutments. 4 spans resting on short cylindrical piers, those flanking the lifting bascule over the main channel having timber buffers. Bridge has lattice girder parapets which are ramped-up to the lifting section. Ornate cast-iron piers above the abutments, each with plinth, moulded cornice and lamp standards. The plinths bear plaques on 2 sides, the north-east plinth with a commemorative inscription recording details of construction and the opening of the bridge by HRH the Prince of Wales on 19 July 1925; the other plinths have plaques bearing polychrome painted reliefs of the Grimsby Corporation Arms. Makers names on girders include: Skinningrove, Frodingham Iron and Steel Co., Dalzell Steel GK. Control box has wrap-around window with glazing bars, hipped roof with ridge louvre. Bridge spans dock near Victoria Mills, Victoria Street (qv) and replaced a swing bridge.
(Grimsby Planning Department: Victoria Mill Conservation Area:Grimsby Borough Council: 1990-: MAP; Ambler RW: Great Grimsby Fishing Heritage: a brief for a trail: Grimsby Borough Council: 1990-: 5-7; Grimsby Borough Council: Top Town Trail: Grimsby: 1989-: NO.38).

Listing NGR: TA2705709947

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