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Newhaven Swing Bridge (1866-1976)

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in Newhaven Harbour, Sussex.

This was the second of three movable bridges crossing the River Ouse in the harbour, and carried road and rail traffic. It was turned manually by a large capstan at the centre of the bridge.

For a good account of the bridge's design and construction, see here[1].

A good overview may be found here.


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'The Old Bridges at Newhaven' by A. J. Haselfoot, Sussex Industrial History, 1978