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Horkstow Bridge
Horkstow, North Lincolnshire
associated engineer
Sir John Rennie
date  1836
era  Georgian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SE972190
ICE reference number  HEW 598
A suspension road bridge that survives almost intact from its competion date due to its isolated location at the end of a country lane. It crosses the New River Ancholme, one mile south of Ferraby Sluice.
The bridge was designed by Sir John Rennie as part of the River Ancholme Drainage Scheme.
It has rusticated masonry towers, 36ft above river level, and semi-elliptical arches. Double wrought iron suspension chains bridge the 133ft 9in span, one above the other, a pair each side of the 14ft roadway. 33 pairs of iron hangers support timber cross members and the plank deck. The deck has a pronounced convex shape which causes the bridge to move a lot when cars drive over it.
reference sources   CEH E&C

Horkstow Bridge