Littleton Bridge - 1905 - Salford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 30.025 W 002° 16.671
30U E 547901 N 5928182
Quick Description: This road bridge is one of many bridges that cross the River Irwell as it meanders through Salford.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/8/2020 10:03:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM11Y0G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
Although the bridge was built by Captain H A Clowes at his own expense it was always a public bridge. He was a rich local landowner and the bridge gave him better access to his estate as well as improving communications for everyone else.

There are two very worn stone plaques on the bridge parapet each on opposite sides of the road.
LITTLETON BRIDGE

THE FOUNDATION STONE
OF THIS BRIDGE
BUILT AT THE SOLE COST OF
CAPTAIN H A CLOWES
AND BY MRS H A CLOWES
AUGUST 9TH 1904
LIONEL WELLS ENGINEER
LITTLETON BRIDGE

DEDICATED TO THE PUBLIC
AND OPENED BY
ALDERMAN SIR W STEPHENS
MAYOR OF SALFORD
AUGUST 9TH 1905

NAYLOR BROTHERS CONTRACTORS
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1905

Date stone, plaque location.: Middle of bridge parapet

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: The river Irwell

Parking (safe parking location): N 53° 30.046 W 002° 16.677

Website (if available): Not listed

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