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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1826 Broughton (Gerald Road)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom (River Irwell)
Bridgemeister ID:379
References:AAJ, BOB, HBE, MOS, SBR
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1914
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Main span:145.5f
Deck width:18.25f
Notes
  • Famously collapsed under weight of marching troops April 12, 1831. Was rebuilt and strengthened and eventually replaced in 1914.

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