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Difference between revisions of "Welney Suspension Bridge"

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NO LONGER EXTANT - replaced in 1926.
NO LONGER EXTANT - replaced in 1926 by a concrete bridge.


1826 Designed and built by [[Samuel Brown (Captain)|Samuel Brown]].
1826 Designed and built by [[Samuel Brown (Captain)|Samuel Brown]].


1831 'We are concerned to hear that the elegant suspension bridge at Welney, recently erected over the Hundred-feet river, was on Monday last seriously injured by the breaking of one of the cast-iron saddles on the two down-stream pillars, and the consequent lowering of the chain to the extent of three or four feet on that side. The chains, and every thing of wrought iron, have proved most effective. The accident in no way affects the principle of chain bridges, and is easily remedied, though not without considerable expence. The bridge has of course become impassable for the present.'<ref>Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 11 February 1831</ref>
1831 'We are concerned to hear that the elegant suspension bridge at Welney, recently erected over the Hundred-feet river, was on Monday last seriously injured by the breaking of one of the cast-iron saddles on the two down-stream pillars, and the consequent lowering of the chain to the extent of three or four feet on that side. The chains, and every thing of wrought iron, have proved most effective. The accident in no way affects the principle of chain bridges, and is easily remedied, though not without considerable expence. The bridge has of course become impassable for the present.'<ref>Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 11 February 1831</ref>
More information, with photographs, may be found on the Welney website<ref>[http://www.welney.org.uk/suspension-bridge/susp-br.htm] Welney website, Suspension Bridge, Welney webpage</ref>


== See Also ==
== See Also ==

Latest revision as of 23:57, 17 November 2015

NO LONGER EXTANT - replaced in 1926 by a concrete bridge.

1826 Designed and built by Samuel Brown.

1831 'We are concerned to hear that the elegant suspension bridge at Welney, recently erected over the Hundred-feet river, was on Monday last seriously injured by the breaking of one of the cast-iron saddles on the two down-stream pillars, and the consequent lowering of the chain to the extent of three or four feet on that side. The chains, and every thing of wrought iron, have proved most effective. The accident in no way affects the principle of chain bridges, and is easily remedied, though not without considerable expence. The bridge has of course become impassable for the present.'[1]

More information, with photographs, may be found on the Welney website[2]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 11 February 1831
  2. [1] Welney website, Suspension Bridge, Welney webpage