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Friar Gate Bridge
Friar Gate, Derby, UK
Friar Gate Bridge
associated engineer
Richard Johnson
date  1878
era  Victorian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SK345364
ICE reference number  HEW 119
photo  PHEW
Friar Gate Bridge is actually two bridges, side by side but not quite parallel. They carried two double tracks of the Derbyshire extension (closed 1968) of the Great Northern Railway over the road called Friar Gate, into Friargate Station.
The bridges are similar in design and construction. Each has four segmental arch ribs, spanning 72ft and rising 5ft. Each rib was made in five castings. The are supported by sandstone abutments.
The spandrels and parapets of the outside arches of the bridges have intricate cast iron patterns, as do the two inward facing parapets, the soffits and transverse struts between the ribs. The projecting timber sidewalks rest on cast iron brackets.
The bridges are Grade II listed.
Contractors: Andrew Handyside & Co
reference sources   CEH E&C
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Friar Gate Bridge