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Stapenhill Bridge
Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Stapenhill Bridge
associated engineer
Not known
date   opened April 1889
era  Victorian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SK252219
ICE reference number  HEW 1785
photo  PHEW
A cast-iron, suspension footbridge over the River Trent, built to provide access between Stapenhill village to the south and the town of Burton-upon-Trent to the north.
On the Burton side, the bridge extends into a cast-iron and wood viaduct, 1673ft long, over the flood plain of the river. The bridge itself has a central span of 120ft between 6ft diameter cast-iron columns, and two side spans of 60ft each. The road width is 11ft 6in and of made longitudinal timber planks, laid across transverse beams.
The handrail also acts as the deck truss, attached to the suspension cables at every 6ft, and braced by an attractive T and L shaped lattice work. The bridge was a gift of Baron Burton to the town and was manufactured locally.
Contractors: Thornewill & Warham
reference sources   CEH E&C

Stapenhill Bridge