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Old Quay Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Runcorn, Halton

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Latitude: 53.3441 / 53°20'38"N

Longitude: -2.722 / 2°43'19"W

OS Eastings: 352028

OS Northings: 383260

OS Grid: SJ520832

Mapcode National: GBR 9YFR.HZ

Mapcode Global: WH87R.562Q

Plus Code: 9C5V87VH+J6

Entry Name: Old Quay Bridge

Listing Date: 31 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326262

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56040

Location: Halton Castle, Halton, WA7

County: Halton

Electoral Ward/Division: Mersey

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Runcorn

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Runcorn Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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5/104 Old Quay Bridge


Swing bridge over Manchester Ship Canal circa 1894. Steel segmented
arched rivetted structure with lattice parapet, built up stanchions,
cross braces and bracing across carriageway at high level.The
bridge is operated from the south bank by means of a hydraulic system
which involves the use of a group of three slate roofed red brick
buildings:- The Engine House which contains two Crossley diesel
engines and pumps, one set always in reserve, the Accumulator Tower
which houses the giant gravitational piston, and the Control Building.
These buildings have blue brick plinths and arches, stone heads and
window sills, timber windows and hipped roofs.

Listing NGR: SJ5202883260

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