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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
Entry Name: Swing Bridge, Lock and Walls of North End of Dock
Listing Date: 26 November 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207097
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391499
Location: Sunderland, SR1
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
NZ4157 HUDSON DOCK NORTH
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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