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1893 'Gallows Bridge. — At the Local Board meeting on Tuesday considerable discussion took place regarding this bridge, opinion being decidedly “mixed” as to whether to have “wrought iron” girders or “steel” girders. The Chairman (Mr Stead) was strongly in favour of steel, but Mr Armstrong and Mr M. Rhodes were opposed to him. Mr Rhodes quoted his experience with a steel boiler as to corrosion, which told in favour of the iron bridge. Ultimately it was decided to accept Messrs Taylor and Parson’s tender for a wrought iron bridge. The other contractors are — Masons’ work, Messrs Pitts; and joiners’ work, Mr Tom Cordingley.'