North Bridge - 1843 - North Station Road, Colchester, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 53.622 E 000° 53.757
31U E 355221 N 5751307
Quick Description: North Bridge crosses the River Colne in a north/south direction carrying two lanes of vehicular traffic and two footpaths. The bridge was erected in 1843 and widened in 1903.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/13/2016 7:33:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMRDFT
Views: 5

Long Description:

The year erected is shown on the west side of the bridge and reads:

Erected
1843
Rr Nunn MD
Mayor

The bridge is a Grade II listed structure with the entry at the Historic England website advising:

Road bridge. Plaque on west side shows that it was erected in 1843 when R R Dunn, MD was mayor and a plaque on the east side commemorates the widening of the bridge by 17 feet 6 inches by Henry H Elves, JP, Mayor on 22 October 1903.

Cast iron bridge on substructure of brown brick in flemish bond having 3 piers with pointed stone cutwaters. Three cambered cast iron arches with blank spandrels and cast iron balustrading above of 11 sections with arched pattern and buttresses. There are 2 dividing cast iron piers and the ends have cemented brick piers with tooled stone coping. East side has attached flight of stone steps to riverside path with ornamental footscraper and handrail. Approaches to the bridge have cemented revetments with stone coping and cast iron railings.

Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1843

Date stone, plaque location.: West balustrade of bridge

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: River Colne

Website (if available): [Web Link]

Parking (safe parking location): Not Listed

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