Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,364 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Harford's Bridge, Bristol

From Graces Guide

NO LONGER EXTANT. Replaced by Bedminster Bridge.

Harford's or Harfords Bridge was a cast iron arch bridge built by the Coalbrookdale Co to cross the River Avon New Cut. Immediately adjacent to this was a water pipe bridge. See here.

It was named after John Scandrett Harford, one of the directors of the Dock Company, who laid the foundation in 1805.[1]

Half a mile upstream was the similar and contemporary Hills or Hill's Bridge, which collapsed in 1855 as a result of being struck by a barge. Photos here.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] A short history of the Port of Bristol, by Charles Wells, 1909