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Canning Dock Swing Bridge

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in Liverpool

Located between Canning Dock and Canning Half Tide Dock in Liverpool Docks.

Grade II listed. This is the last survivor of the lightweight swing footbridges in Liverpool Docks. Built during the modernisation of Canning Half-tide Dock, possibly in 1845. Known as the "Rennie Bridge", but more likely to have been designed by Jesse Hartley. Restored in 1984, but the handrails are no longer suitable for public use. [1]

Its deck is largely made of wood, braced by wrought iron stay bars attached to a pair of cast iron kingposts.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Nomination of Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City for Inscription on the World Heritage List p.54. Prepared by Liverpool World Heritage Liaison Group and Core Steering Group, co-ordinated by Liverpool City Council. Published by Liverpool City Council, 2003