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Brabyns Park Iron Bridge - Marple, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 24.521 W 002° 03.454
30U E 562647 N 5918148
Quick Description: This single span cast iron bridge was built in 1813 to carry a carriageway across the river Goyt.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/24/2019 1:50:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM10EN6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
Brabyns Parks is Marple's largest public park but the land was originally a private estate which at the time the bridge was built was owned by Nathaniel Wright a wealthy coal mine owner.

He made various improvements to the site including this bridge which provided a carriage way on to the estate from the nearby village of Compstall.

The bridge is a Historic England Gradee II Listed Building.
"Road bridge over River Goyt. 1813 on 'keystone'. Fabricated by Salford Iron Works for Wright, a mill owner. Iron bridge with stone abutments. Segmental arch carries a cambered deck. 3 cast iron arches each pierced spandrel having 5 open cast iron circles. "Salford Iron Works" on deck beam which has scrolled brackets supporting iron railings. In the centre a panel surrounds the letter W. Circular ashlar columns terminate the railings and have hemi-spherical copings.".

The bridge was renovated in 2012 and a new deck installed and new railings to make it harder to jump off the bridge into the river.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
River Goyt

Date constructed: 1813

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: No - now only carries pedestrians and cyclists

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Rollins Lane

Marple, Greater Manchester

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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