Littleton Bridge - Salford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 30.025 W 002° 16.671
30U E 547901 N 5928182
Quick Description: This quadruple arch stone 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: 1/7/2020 8:31:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM11XW6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:

The River Irwell
"The River Irwell is a 39-mile (63 km) long river which flows through the Irwell Valley in North West England. Its source is at Irwell Springs on Deerplay Moor, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Bacup. It forms the boundary between Manchester and Salford and empties into the River Mersey near Irlam." link

The Bridge
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
The best view of the bridge is from footpaths on the banks of the River Irwell. Parking is available at shops next to the bridge at N 53 30 2.75 W 2 16 40.64
Physical Location (city, county, etc.): Salford, Greater Manchester

Road, Highway, Street, etc.: Littleton Road

Water or other terrain spanned: The River Irwell

Architect/Builder: Lionel S Wells Engineer, Naylor Brothers Contractors

Construction Date: 1905

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