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Coslany Bridge

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The former Anchor Brewery of Bullard and Sons is adjacent to the bridge
The handrails and upright posts are later additions
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in Norwich

Also known as St Miles Bridge.

A cast iron bridge built in 1804. Designed by James Frost of St Faith's Lane, Norwich.

There are four cast iron ribs, each comprising five sections bolted together.[1]

Each parapet is assembled from five cast iron panels. Dovetails on the top edges locate in slots in cast iron handrails to interconnect the plates, the gaps at the dovetails being filled (presumably by lead). Other details of construction were more successful, but do not reveal themselves so readily.

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Civil Engineering Heritage - East Anglia' by Peter Cross-Rudkin, Phillimore & Co, 2010