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Reedham Swing Bridge
River Yare, Reedham, Norfolk
associated engineer
Not known
date  1905
era  Modern  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  TG421016
ICE reference number  HEW 746
One of two similar swing bridges, the other being Somerleyton Swing Bridge (TM476967). They are both constructed from wrought iron, brick, cast steel and timber and replace single track bridges which carried the railway between Norwich and Lowestoft over the Rivers Yare and Waveney.
The bridge rests on two end piers and a central pivot pier made of brick supported by timber piles. This is 27ft 6in in diameter and supports the 10in diameter central pivots when the bridge is fixed for railway traffic.
The three wrought iron girders which bear the live load are 139ft long, and rotate on 16in diameter cast steel wheels. The load of the open bridge is borne by two truss girders.
reference sources   CEH E&C

Reedham Swing Bridge