Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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Leeds Bridge

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Early 1800s: The famous bridge-builder, John Rennie (the elder), combined stone with new cast-iron techniques to create previously unheard of low, wide elliptical arches at the Leeds Bridge and elsewhere.

1871 New bridge: Mr David Nichols, of Leeds was the contractor, and Messrs. Butler and Pitts of Stannengley constructed the ironwork.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1871/06/16