EPW020544 ENGLAND (1928). The Wearmouth Bridge and Lambton and Hetton Staiths, Sunderland, from the east, 1928

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Details

Title [EPW020544] The Wearmouth Bridge and Lambton and Hetton Staiths, Sunderland, from the east, 1928
Reference EPW020544
Date March-1928
Link
Place name SUNDERLAND
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 439498, 557331
Longitude / Latitude -1.383869395044, 54.909045176654
National Grid Reference NZ395573

Pins

St Mary's Catholic Church

phloberts
Friday 24th of May 2013 03:36:04 PM
The Bridge Drydock

JCC
Monday 14th of January 2013 11:53:56 AM
Stables for Monkwearmouth Railway Goods Depot (Easington Street)

JCC
Monday 14th of January 2013 11:50:47 AM
Monkwearmouth Goods Depot, LNER

JCC
Monday 14th of January 2013 11:49:44 AM
Doxford Engine Works

JCC
Monday 14th of January 2013 11:48:44 AM
Doxford shipyard

JCC
Monday 14th of January 2013 11:48:09 AM
Queen Alexandra Bridge opened in 1909. Now road only, it originally also carried a railway on its upper deck. Built by Sir Wm Arrol & Co. of Glasgow, who had previously constructed the Forth Rail Bridge.

JCC
Monday 14th of January 2013 11:47:30 AM
Monkwearmouth Railway Bridge - a wrought iron girder bridge of 1879 still in use today.

JCC
Monday 14th of January 2013 11:43:49 AM
Interesting to note that the present Wearmouth Bridge is still under construction. It was opened in 1929.

Biggles
Thursday 12th of July 2012 09:40:00 PM

User Comment Contributions

Zoom in on the bridge in this image and you can see that the present day Wearmouth bridge is under construction. It was finally completed in 1929 and opened by the Duke of York on 31 October 1929. A very interesting photograph.

Sharon233
Monday 14th of January 2013 11:40:04 AM
The new (present) bridge was built while the old single-span iron arch bridge (opened 1796/rebuilt 1850s) was still in place and in use! You can see the arch of the old bridge and its huge stone abutment on the north side. The lattice girder above the arch had just been constructed - traffic was still running through it over the old bridge. It was used to support the steelwork of the new bridge as it was erected. It then 'held up' the old bridge as it in turn was dismantled. A truly amazing feat of engineering.

JCC
Monday 14th of January 2013 11:40:04 AM
Taken the year before the current Wearmouth Bridge was built and opened, in fact it looks like its under construction on the photograph.

MalcolmGH
Thursday 28th of June 2012 11:47:19 PM