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Hayhurst Bridge over Weaver Navigation, and Control Cabin

A Grade II Listed Building in Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2582 / 53°15'29"N

Longitude: -2.5164 / 2°30'58"W

OS Eastings: 365649

OS Northings: 373592

OS Grid: SJ656735

Mapcode National: GBR BZWR.0Q

Mapcode Global: WH99C.9CZJ

Entry Name: Hayhurst Bridge over Weaver Navigation, and Control Cabin

Listing Date: 19 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310259

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57625

Location: Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester, CW8

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Northwich

Built-Up Area: Northwich

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Northwich St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SJ 67 SE NORTHWICH C.P. CHESTER WAY

5/31 Hayhurst Bridge over
Weaver Navigation, and
Control Cabin


II

Swing bridge, 1899, steel, of one pivoted span with asymmetrical
bowstring lattice girders; pivot on west bank of river. Steel double
gates at each end on ornate cast iron posts. A cast iron plaque at
west end of each girder is inscribed, in raised capitals, ERECTED BY
THE WEAVER NAVIGATION TRUSTEES:1899: ENGINEER J A SANER M. INST. C.E:
CONTRACTOR FOR METAL WORK A HANDYSIDE AND COMPANY LTD. DERBY AND
LONDON.

Timber framed weatherboarded control cabin has oblique face to river
and bridge, band of small-pane casements, pointed roof with ornate
cast iron finial and wooden steps to river bank.

This and Baron's Quay Bridge (q.v.) are believed to be the earliest
electrically powered swing bridges in Britain.


Listing NGR: SJ6564973592

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