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British Industrial History

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Egerton Bridge

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Showing one of the two racks and pinions used to roll the bridge
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at Woodside, Birkenhead (in Birkenhead Docks)

Egerton Bridge is situated between Egerton Dock and Morpeth Dock and is a working example of a Scherzer rolling lift bridge. It was built between 1928 and 1931, replacing an earlier swing bridge. The bridge and the machine house were completely restored in 1993 and opened to the public in 1995

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