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Bow Bridge, Rotherham

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1927 - April. The new Bow Bridge over the rivet Rother at Rotherham, which gives improved facilities for communication between that town and Sheffield, was opened on Monday 25th April by Sir Henry Maybury, Director-General of Roads, Ministry of Transport. The bridge, which replaces an old structure originally erected in 1723, has a width of 70ft, between parapets, with two footways, each 10ft wide. It has cost, including the acquisition of property upwards of £30,000, and the Ministry approved £27,415 as eligible for a 50 per cent grant.

The bridge was designed by Mr. Vincent Turner, the borough engineer and the work carried out by George Longden and Sons, of Sheffield.[1]

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  1. The Engineer 1927/04/29