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Eaton Hall Bridge

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In Aldford, Cheshire

Carries a private road across the River Dee on the Duke of Westminster's estate at Eaton Hall, south of Chester. It can be crossed on foot via a public footpath starting alongside Aldford Church.

Constructed in 1824. The date is shown at the crown of the arch on the upstream side. The bridge carries the names of some of the men involved in the design and construction: William Crosley - Surveyor; William Stuttle - Clerk of Works; William Stuttle Junior - Founder; William Hazledine - Contractor.

Span 151 ft., width 17 ft.

The bridge closely resembles Craigellachie Bridge, but with the addition of ornamental castings between the spandrels struts on the outermost faces, and ornamentation in the outer arch ribs. Mythe Bridge is of very similar construction, but is flatter, wider, longer and without the ornamentation. Holt Fleet Bridge was also very similar to Craigellachie Bridge, but its appearance has been altered by encasing some of the iron members in concrete.


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