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Knowlmere Manor Bridge
River Hodder, Knowlmere Manor, Newton, Lancashire
Knowlmere Manor Bridge
associated engineer
Louis Gustave Mouchel
date  1903 - 1904
era  Modern  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SD679498
ICE reference number  HEW 1735
photo  Paul Dunkerley / ICE R&D Fund
A curious mixture of styles and construction techniques, this bridge on a private estate combines late 19th century abutment and pier stonework with early 20th century reinforced concrete design.
The original bridge at this spot on the River Hodder contributed the rusticated red sandstone abutments and river pier we have today. The date "1873" is carved in both faces of the 1.22m wide pier, presumably its date of construction. The 13.4m spans were achieved using wrought iron lattice girders with a timber deck laid on top for the roadway.
In 1903, the bridge was replaced by the then estate owner, William Peel. The abutments and pier were increased in height to accommodate new spans, designed in reinforced concrete by Mouchel, using the Hennebique patented reinfocement technique. The new structure raised the height of the bridge at the deck crown an extra 914mm, giving the bridge a height of 1.8m above the ??????????????????????????????????????????~????????????????????????????????????????????????A????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????o???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????z????????????????????????E?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Knowlmere Manor Bridge