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Iron bridge spanning the Bridgewater Canal in Runcorn. Built c.1878 to replace an earlier bridge. Wrought iron plate was used for the arches, cast iron for the parapets, with red brick and sandstone abutments. The contract specification and drawings, to the design of Mr F. Griffith, were published in 'The Engineer' in 1877. An unusual feature is the use of riveted box section outer ribs.
In recent times the roadway has been raised at one end, and the bridge now has a tapered concrete deck. The abutment for the raised end has been rebuilt in engineering bricks, concrete, and sandstone.