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Wearmouth Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Sunderland, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9098 / 54°54'35"N

Longitude: -1.3829 / 1°22'58"W

OS Eastings: 439660

OS Northings: 557409

OS Grid: NZ396574

Mapcode National: GBR VCJ.X5

Mapcode Global: WHD55.QVNF

Plus Code: 9C6WWJ58+WR

Entry Name: Wearmouth Bridge

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391376

Location: 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: Millfield St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


NZ3957SE A 1018
920-1/18/2 Wearmouth Bridge


Road bridge with adjacent steps at NE. 1929. By Mott, Hay &
Anderson, resident engineer GL Groves, contractor Sir W Arroll
& Co. Ltd., Glasgow. Abutments rock-faced sandstone, with
reinforced concrete road deck and N abutment core; steel
superstructure and cast-iron footpath balustrades. Parabolic
3-pinned arch, of 2 ribs with span 375 feet, and spherical
bearings at hinges; K wind-bracing. Built on the site of an
iron bridge built in 1793 and widened by Robert Stephenson in
1856, and incorporating some of the balustrade from the 1856
work, the other panels being made to match. Steps at NE have
cast-iron overthrow at head and incorporate further 1856
(Minute of the Proceedings of the Institute of Civil
Engineers: Groves GL: The New Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland:
1930-: 144-166).

Listing NGR: NZ3966057409

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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