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Swing Bridge, Lock and Walls of North End of Dock

A Grade II Listed Building in Hendon, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9123 / 54°54'44"N

Longitude: -1.3616 / 1°21'41"W

OS Eastings: 441023

OS Northings: 557695

OS Grid: NZ410576

Mapcode National: GBR VGQ.7M

Mapcode Global: WHD56.1SWJ

Plus Code: 9C6WWJ6Q+W8

Entry Name: Swing Bridge, Lock and Walls of North End of Dock

Listing Date: 26 November 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391499

Location: Hendon, Sunderland, SR1

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Hendon

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Hendon

Church of England Diocese: Durham

Tagged with: Bridge Lock

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920-1/13/118 (North side)
26/11/90 Swing-bridge, lock and walls of
north end of Dock


Also known as: Gladstone Bridge HUDSON DOCK.
Swing-bridge with walls, abutments and lock. c1875. For the
River Wear Commissioners. Hydraulic machinery by Sir W
Armstrong & Co., Elswick. Ashlar walls and abutments; steel
lock gate, replaced 1955; riveted steel girder bridge, known
as Hog-back bridge, the E end within a curved stone wall and
the W end lying against an extension of that wall when the
bridge is open to dock. When the bridge is closed to the dock,
forming a roadway across the north end, the west end of the
bridge rests on a stone abutment. Driven by engines and
accumulator housed in the adjacent dock office (qv), now used
as various offices. Shown on 1875 official plan of docks. An
early example of a swing-bridge and of the hydraulic
technology invented and developed by Sir William Armstrong.
(Sinclair NT: Railways of Sunderland: Newcastle upon Tyne:
1986-: 60 (MAP)).

Listing NGR: NZ4102357695

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