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This is a list of bridges 1 through 100 (of 182 total) from the suspension bridge inventory for the country United Kingdom. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1741 Winch (Wynch)
Middleton-in-Teesdale, England, United Kingdom (River Tees - Low Force)
Bridgemeister ID:372
Structurae ID:0008266
References:AAJ, BEM, BPL, HBE, PTS2
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:70f
Notes
  • Varying histories of this catwalk-style bridge exist. One I read recently says it was built 1704, a cable snapped in 1802 killing three people, and it was then rebuilt in 1830 (the present bridge). Others attribute the bridge to 1741 and have the 1802 incident killing "one or two people".
  • Replaced by 1830 Wynch - Middleton-in-Teesdale, England, United Kingdom.
1816 Galashiels
Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom (Gala Water)
Bridgemeister ID:584
References:AAJ, BSI, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Richard Lees
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1839
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:111f
Deck width:3f
Notes
  • BSI: Originally erected in the form of a traditional suspension bridge, but soon reinforced with wire stays from much larger towers to reduce unwanted motion. Destroyed by flood, 1839.
1818 Dryburgh Abbey
Dryburgh and St. Boswells, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:1440
Structurae ID:0008269
References:AAJ, BEM, MOS
Use:Footbridge
Status:Collapsed, 1838
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:260f
Deck width:4.5f
Notes
  • This 1818 bridge was a replacement for the 1817 Dryburgh Abbey suspension bridge which appears to have been primarily a cable-stayed structure and is not included in the inventory. The 1817 bridge failed due to wind in early 1818.
  • Later at same location 1872 Dryburgh Abbey - Dryburgh and St. Boswells, Scotland, United Kingdom. Structurae shows both the 1818 and 1872 bridges.
Print, collection of David Denenberg Newspaper article, collection of David Denenberg
1820 Union
Horncliffe, Berwick-upon-Tweed vicinity, England and Fishwick, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:373
Structurae ID:0000162
Coordinates:N 55.75256 W 2.10677
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BC3, BEM, BOB, HBE, MOS, NTB, PTS2, SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:449f
Deck width:18f
Notes
Newspaper article, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1821 Trinity Pier (Newhaven Pier)
Trinity, Edinburgh vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Forth)
Bridgemeister ID:374
Structurae ID:0008327
References:AAJ, MOS, SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1898
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Main spans:3 x 209f
Deck width:4f
Notes
  • SBR: Chain pier extending into 700 feet into the Forth, with three main spans each of 209 feet. Wrecked by storm, 1898.
1823 Brighton Pier
Brighton, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Bridgemeister ID:376
Structurae ID:0008326
References:AAJ, BEM, BOB, HBE, MOS, SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1896
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:4 x 255f
Notes
  • SBR: Severely damaged 1833, 1836. Destroyed by storm 1896.
Print, collection of David Denenberg Print, collection of David Denenberg
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.
1826 Conwy (Conway)
Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom (River Conwy)
Bridgemeister ID:380
Structurae ID:0000447
Coordinates:N 53.280476 W 3.823742
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BC3, BCO, BEM, HBE, MOS, NTB, PTS2
Principals:Thomas Telford
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:327f
Notes
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1826 Gattonside (Melrose)
Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:381
Structurae ID:0010131
Coordinates:N 55.602830 W 2.723349
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC2, BSI, NTB
Principals:Redpath and Brown
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:300f
Side spans:2
Deck width:4f 4in.
Notes
  • Steel cables added, 1992.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1826 Menai Strait
Menai Bridge and Bangor vicinity, Wales, United Kingdom (Menai Strait)
Bridgemeister ID:382
Structurae ID:0000091
Coordinates:N 53.221367 W 4.1646
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BC3, BCO, BDU, BEM, BOU, HBE, MOS, NTB, PTS2
Principals:Thomas Telford
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:579f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Irene Crest Photo by Michael Levy Photo by Dave Cooper
1826 Warden (Hexham, West Boat)
Northumberland, England, United Kingdom (South Tyne River)
Bridgemeister ID:383
References:SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1903
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Notes
  • SBR: Replaced, 1903.
1826 Welney
Welney, England, United Kingdom (Hundred Foot River)
Bridgemeister ID:384
References:SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, c. 1926
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Notes
  • Likely replaced 1926. SBR: Replaced "1926 or 1927". Design by Brown.
1827 (footbridge)
Denholm, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Teviot)
Bridgemeister ID:1555
Coordinates:N 55.460001 W 2.686394
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Only towers remain, 1875 (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Photo by Dave Cooper
1827 Hammersmith
London, England, United Kingdom (River Thames)
Bridgemeister ID:386
Structurae ID:0008011
References:AAJ, BEM, BTH, HBE, MOS, NTB, ONF, PTS2
Principals:William Tierney Clark
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Chain
Suspended spans:3
Main span:400f
Side spans:2 x 147f

Notes
Print, collection of David Denenberg.
1829 (suspension bridge)
Middleham, England, United Kingdom (River Ure)
Bridgemeister ID:387
References:NTB
Principals:Edward Welch, Joseph Hansom
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed
Notes
  • Said to have collapsed under weight of cattle. Appears to have still been standing in 1868. After the collapse it was replaced with an arch bridge.
1829 Montrose
Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom (South Esk River)
Bridgemeister ID:388
References:AAJ, BEM, BOB, HBE, PTS2, SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1931
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • SBR: March 19, 1830, with a "crowd of people, estimated at 700, ... watching a boat race," a chain broke "plunging most of the people into the river." Repaired. Wrecked by storm 1838. Repaired.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Print, collection of David Denenberg
1830 Bath
Bath, England, United Kingdom (River Avon)
Bridgemeister ID:389
References:AAJ, MOS, SBR
Principals:T. Shaw
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Main span:118f
1830 Stockton Railway
Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom (River Tees)
Bridgemeister ID:390
References:AAJ, BEM, HBE, SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Rail
Status:Replaced, 1842
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:281f
Notes
  • First railway suspension bridge.
1830 Wynch
Middleton-in-Teesdale, England, United Kingdom (River Tees)
Bridgemeister ID:2465
Structurae ID:0022362
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Photo by Dave Cooper
1831 Findhorn
Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Findhorn)
Bridgemeister ID:391
References:AAJ, MOS, SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1938
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Was still standing in 1938 when it was bypassed, but was likely demolished some time in 1938.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Print, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1831 Scotswood (Chine)
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom (River Tyne)
Bridgemeister ID:392
Structurae ID:0013208
References:AAJ, BRB, NTB
Principals:John Green
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:Demolished, 1967
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:368f
Side spans:2 x 131f
Deck width:16f 10in roadway, 3ft 3in footway
Notes
  • "Chine" is the Geordie spelling/pronounciation of "Chain", according to The New Geordie Dictionary detailing "the dialect spoken on Tyneside".
  • Widened (19ft 6in roadway, two 6ft walkways), iron chains replaced with steel cables 1931. Bypassed, 1967. Since demolished.
1831 Wellington (Craiglug)
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:393
Structurae ID:0021612
Coordinates:N 57.13559 W 2.09560
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Reconstructed, 1930. Closed to vehicular traffic, 1984. Closed to all traffic 2002. Underwent extensive refurbishment, 2008.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Print, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper Photo by Dave Cooper
1831 Whorlton
Whorlton, England, United Kingdom (River Tees)
Bridgemeister ID:1250
Structurae ID:0014864
Coordinates:N 54.526243 W 1.836740
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:John Green, Benjamin Green
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~53m
Notes
  • Refurbished late 2003, early 2004.
Photo by Dave Cooper
1832 Marlow
Marlow, England, United Kingdom (River Thames)
Bridgemeister ID:394
Structurae ID:0008004
Coordinates:N 51.56735 W 0.773567
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BEM, BRB, BTH, MOS, NTB
Principals:William Tierney Clark
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Deck width:30f
Photo by Dave Cooper
1832 Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom (River Bure)
Bridgemeister ID:2381
References:AAJ
Status:Collapsed, 1845
Notes
  • Collapsed under weight of large crowd that had gathered to watch a famous clown sail down the River Bure in a washtub pulled by swans.
1833 Norfolk
Shoreham, England, United Kingdom (River Adur)
Bridgemeister ID:604
Structurae ID:0008012
References:AAJ, MOS
Principals:William Tierney Clark
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:284f
Side spans:2
Notes
  • According to MOS, the 284 foot measurement given for this bridge is for the "chord line" of the chains, not the pier-to-pier deck length.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1834 Crathie
Crathie vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:1084
Coordinates:N 57.0335 W 3.211
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BSI, HBR
Principals:Justice Junior and Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Main span:138f
Deck width:14f
Notes
  • Small iron chain suspension bridge.
  • BSI: Reported to have been "almost entirely renewed", 1885. Ruddock also suggests the bridge was originally constructed with just diagonal stays (as other Justice bridges) and the catenary chains were added during the renewal.
Photo by Dave Cooper
1836 Horkstow
Horkstow, England, United Kingdom (River Ancholme)
Bridgemeister ID:1649
Coordinates:N 53.65842 W 0.52837
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Principals:Sir John Rennie
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:133.75f
Notes
  • I have seen 1835, 1836, and 1844 as the year of completion.
Photo by Robert M. Vogel Photo by Dave Cooper
1836 Victoria
Bath, England, United Kingdom (River Avon)
Bridgemeister ID:397
Coordinates:N 51.38350 W 2.37327
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Principals:James Dredge
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:150f
Deck width:18f
Notes
  • Dredge patent bridge.
  • Closed in 2010 due to safety concerns. Scheduled to be largely rebuilt as a replica, starting April 2013 to be completed April 2014. Temporary truss installed through the bridge to permit traffic during the refurbishment.
Photo by John Branston Photo by Dave Cooper
1836? Kalemouth
Eckford, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Teviot)
Bridgemeister ID:396
Coordinates:N 55.539902 W 2.463519
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:212f
Photo by Dave Cooper
1837 Shakkin (Shakin, St. Devenick's, Morrison)
Cults, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:1546
Structurae ID:0021622
Coordinates:N 57.11460 W 2.17056
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:John Smith
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:54.9m
Notes
  • Damaged by flood, 1876, and 1920. Reconstructed, 1921-1922. "Stranded" by shift in river's course, 1970's and 1980's, sweeping away southern approach spans. Deck removed, 1984.
  • Known locally as "Shakin' Briggie" or "Shakkin' Briggie," but also referred to as Morrison Bridge and St. Devenick's Bridge.
  • Restoration under consideration, 2005.
Photo by William Munter Photo by Dave Cooper
1839 Builth Wells
Builth Wells, Wales, United Kingdom (River Irfon)
Bridgemeister ID:1916
Coordinates:N 52.153074 W 3.414589
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed (last checked, 1983)
Notes
1845 (footbridge)
Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (River Blackwater)
Bridgemeister ID:2424
Coordinates:N 54.34608 W 6.83276
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Principals:James Dredge
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Rod (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:74f
Notes
  • This distinctly Dredge bridge is currently sitting atop modern concrete piers.
1845 Ballievey (Ballievy)
Banbridge, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (River Bann)
Bridgemeister ID:2172
Principals:James Dredge
Status:Collapsed, September 12, 1988
Suspended spans:1
Main span:72.3f
Notes
  • Collapsed, September 12, 1988, under weight of truck that exceeded the posted weight limit.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1845 Hungerford
London, England, United Kingdom (River Thames)
Bridgemeister ID:400
Structurae ID:0002315
References:BBR, BEM, BTH, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Isambard K. Brunel
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:676f
Side spans:2 x 329f
Notes
  • BEM mentions three different years of completion: 1826, 1862, and 1843, all of which are likely incorrect. The bridge was out of service by 1864 as the chain cables were reused for the Clifton Bridge at Bristol, England.
  • See 1864 Clifton - Bristol, England, United Kingdom.
1845 Stowell Park
Wilcot, England, United Kingdom (Kennet and Avon Canal)
Bridgemeister ID:401
Coordinates:N 51.35211 W 1.79251
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Status:Extant (last checked, 2013)
Notes
  • Dredge patent bridge.
Photo by Dave Cooper
1849 Oich (Aberchalder)
Invergarry vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Oich)
Bridgemeister ID:403
Structurae ID:0004764
Coordinates:N 57.093377 W 4.745271
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC3, HBR
Principals:James Dredge
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Rod (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Restored and re-opened, late 1990's.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper Photo by Alistair McIlwraith
1851 South Portland (Carlton)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Clyde)
Bridgemeister ID:404
Structurae ID:0026278
Coordinates:N 55.85433 W 4.25618
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BEM, NTB
Principals:Alexander Kirkland, George Martin
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • I have also seen 1853 cited as the year it opened.
Photo by Dave Cooper
1852 Queens Park
Chester and Handbridge, England, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:405
References:BRB, NTB
Principals:Enoch Gerrard
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1853 General's Well
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Ness - Ness Islands)
Bridgemeister ID:406
Structurae ID:0015977
Coordinates:N 57.460944 W 4.237166
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HBR
Principals:James Dredge
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Rod (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1853 Island Bank Road
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Ness - Ness Islands)
Bridgemeister ID:904
References:HBR
Principals:James Dredge
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed

Notes
1854 Caerhowel
Caerhowel, Wales, United Kingdom (River Severn)
Bridgemeister ID:407
Status:Collapsed, 1858
Notes
  • Based on Dredge's patent.
1854 Saint Andrew's
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Clyde)
Bridgemeister ID:408
Structurae ID:0021611
Coordinates:N 55.84883 W 4.23835
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:NTB
Principals:Neil Robson
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Eyebar
Suspended spans:1
Main span:220f
Deck width:13f
Notes
  • I have also seen attributed to Neil "Robinson" completed 1853. May have originally been a narrow vehicular bridge.
Photo by Dave Cooper
1855 Ness
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Ness)
Bridgemeister ID:526
Structurae ID:0015973
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1961
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1858 Chelsea (Victoria)
London, England, United Kingdom (River Thames - Battersea Park)
Bridgemeister ID:410
Structurae ID:0002316
References:BTH, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Thomas Page
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:348f
Side spans:183f, 383f

Notes
1862 Lambeth
London, England, United Kingdom (River Thames)
Bridgemeister ID:829
Structurae ID:0003156
References:BRB, HBE, ONF, PTS2
Principals:P. W. Barlow
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced
Suspended spans:3
Main span:280f
1864 Clifton
Bristol, England, United Kingdom (Avon River)
Bridgemeister ID:413
Structurae ID:0000018
Coordinates:N 51.45496 W 2.62781
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BBR, BC3, BEM, BMA, BOU, BRB, CTW, HBE, NTB, ONF, PTS2
Principals:Isambard K. Brunel, P.W. Barlow, Hawkshaw
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:702f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by Cath Brown
1867 Corrieshalloch
Braemore, Scotland, United Kingdom (Corrieshalloch Gorge - Falls of Measach)
Bridgemeister ID:1308
Coordinates:N 57.755753 W 5.021048
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, HBR
Principals:John Fowler
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:82.5f
Notes
  • HBR: Anchorages replaced, 1977.
  • AAJ lists a "Corry Halloch" bridge by Fowler for 1875. Likely referring to the same bridge.
Photo by Andrew Holbrook
1871 Aboyne
Waterside, Aboyne vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:2202
Principals:Harper & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Main span:300f
Notes
1871 Boatford
Langholm, Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Esk)
Bridgemeister ID:1428
References:AAJ
Status:Collapsed
Notes
1871 Hunting
Shocklach vicinity, England, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:2191
Principals:Harper & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1872 Dryburgh Abbey
Dryburgh and St. Boswells, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:1439
Structurae ID:0016083
Coordinates:N 55.580771 W 2.654251
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by Douglas Harper Photo by Dave Cooper
1873 Boatford
Langholm, Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Esk)
Bridgemeister ID:534
Coordinates:N 55.15098 W 3.00273
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main span:175f

Notes
Photo by Dave Cooper
1875 Nith
Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Nith)
Bridgemeister ID:524
Coordinates:N 55.065120 W 3.610292
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:J. Willett
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1877 Netherby
Kirksandrew-upon-Esk, Longtown vicinity, Cumbria and Netherby, England, United Kingdom (River Esk)
Bridgemeister ID:2369
Coordinates:N 55.03855 W 2.95261
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Dave Cooper
1878 Spider (Midge)
Crewe, England, United Kingdom
Bridgemeister ID:1843
Use:Rail
Status:Demolished, 1939
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Carried a narrow gauge rail line over several tracks at the Crewe Locomotive Works. Used as a footbridge, 1929-1939.
1879 Infirmary
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Ness)
Bridgemeister ID:539
Structurae ID:0005174
Coordinates:N 57.471653 W 4.228844
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HBR
Principals:C. R. Manners
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:200f
Side spans:2 x 42f
Photo by Andrew Holbrook
1879 Swing
Monymusk, England, United Kingdom (River Don)
Bridgemeister ID:2192
Principals:Harper & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Demolished, c.2005
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1880 Birkhall
Birkhall, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Muick)
Bridgemeister ID:2193
Coordinates:N 57.028215 W 3.072693
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Harper & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:60f
Notes
1880 Burnhervie
Burnhervie, Inverurie vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Don)
Bridgemeister ID:2174
Coordinates:N 57.26105 W 2.440383
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Harper & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Collapsed, 1979
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1880 Suspension Pier
Seaview, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
Bridgemeister ID:2409
References:AAJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, December, 1950
Main spans:3
1881 Cromdale
Cromdale, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Spey)
Bridgemeister ID:2194
Principals:Harper & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Main span:1
Notes
1881 Greig Street
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Ness)
Bridgemeister ID:538
Structurae ID:0005173
Coordinates:N 57.479111 W 4.229796
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HBR
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo by Andrew Holbrook
1885 (footbridge)
Hebden, England, United Kingdom (River Wharfe)
Bridgemeister ID:1340
Coordinates:N 54.057126 W 1.962584
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:William Bell
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Refurbished, 1989.
  • John Gardner writes that William Bell was the village blacksmith and that the bridge once had an unusual mid-span support pillar. John writes: "It is not known when [the pillar] was dismantled, but the bottom section (you can see the dividing flange in the linked picture) can still be seen in normal water conditions."
  • John Gardner later added: "[the bridge] was badly damaged by floods on December 14th 1936. It was reconstructed with the span a little higher, which was when the supporting pillar was removed."
Photo courtesy Anthea Dacy Postcard, courtesy John Gardner Photo by Dave Cooper
1885 Abergeldie Castle
Balmoral vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:1705
References:AAJ, HBR
Principals:Blaikie Brothers
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • William Craig describes the bridge, "A wood and angle iron deck supported from two pairs of wire cables and rod suspenders. The railings are of light woven wire. Pylons with ornamental heads are of lattice gider construction on concrete bases five miles west of Ballater, Scotland."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1886 (footbridge)
Huttons Ambo, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom (River Derwent)
Bridgemeister ID:417
Coordinates:N 54.09975 W 0.8311
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:NTB
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:95f
Photo by James F. Carter Photo by Dave Cooper
1887 Hammersmith
London, England, United Kingdom (River Thames)
Bridgemeister ID:419
Structurae ID:0008013
Coordinates:N 51.48845 W 0.23019
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BEM, BPL, HBE, NTB, PTS2
Principals:Sir Joseph Bazalgette
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Eyebar
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1887 Jubilee
Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Nairn)
Bridgemeister ID:1945
Principals:Harpers Limited
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1888 Crathorne
Carthorne, England, United Kingdom (River Leven)
Bridgemeister ID:2195
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, by flood, July 1930
Main cables:Wire
Main span:~55f
Notes
1889 Stapenhill
Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom (River Trent)
Bridgemeister ID:2138
Structurae ID:0024241
Coordinates:N 52.79455 W 1.62607
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Thornewill & Warham
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:120f
Side spans:2 x 60f
Deck width:11.5f
Photo by Dave Cooper
1889 Teddington
Teddington, England, United Kingdom (River Thames)
Bridgemeister ID:783
Coordinates:N 51.42981 W 0.322517
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:2
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1892 Polhollick
Ballater vicinity, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:1905
Structurae ID:0021613
Coordinates:N 57.055048 W 3.083452
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HBR
Principals:James Abernethy & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:178.5f
Photo by John Heald Photo by Dave Cooper
1893 Carron River
Larbert, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Carron)
Bridgemeister ID:2201
Coordinates:N 56.011418 W 3.819145
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Photo by Dave Cooper
1893 Trentham
Trentham, England, United Kingdom (River Trent)
Bridgemeister ID:2200
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced, c.1930's
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:70f
Notes
1896 Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Isla)
Bridgemeister ID:2181
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1897 (footbridge)
Addingham, England, United Kingdom (River Wharfe)
Bridgemeister ID:1207
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1936
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1898 Doveridge
Doveridge, England, United Kingdom (River Dove)
Bridgemeister ID:2151
Coordinates:N 52.90307 W 1.83605
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo courtesy of Aberdeen Art Galleries and Museum
1898 Lowther (Keswick)
Keswick, England, United Kingdom (River Greta)
Bridgemeister ID:2180
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:Demolished, 1979
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1898 Sellack Boat
Sellack Boat, Ross on Wye, England, United Kingdom (River Wye)
Bridgemeister ID:1210
Coordinates:N 51.948935 W 2.634423
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Photo by Dave Cooper
1898 Victoria
Hereford, England, United Kingdom (River Wye)
Bridgemeister ID:424
Coordinates:N 52.051075 W 2.712197
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:NTB
Principals:Alexander Findlay and Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Eyebar
Suspended spans:3
Main span:80f
Side spans:2
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1900 Dunes
Bighouse, Melvich Bay vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (Halladale River)
Bridgemeister ID:2567
Coordinates:N 58.55716 W 3.91118
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HBR
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Photo by Dave Cooper
1900 Newquay
Newquay, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Bridgemeister ID:800
Coordinates:N 50.415743 W 5.082486
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Louis Harper
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~100f
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg.
1902 (footbridge)
Whitehead vicinity, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (Gobbins Coastal / Cliff Path)
Bridgemeister ID:1357
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • In 2011, there was discussion of restoring the Gobbins Coastal and Cliff Paths to their original condition including replacing the suspension bridge. This work may be completed in 2013.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1902 Alexandra
Tain, Ross-Shire, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tain)
Bridgemeister ID:2350
Coordinates:N 57.81496 W 4.04622
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Rose Street Foundry (Inverness)
Use:Footbridge
Status:Closed, 2011 (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Closed, 2011. Sign posted at the bridge in 2011 stated "No pedestrians beyond this point. Footbridge Closed. Imminent Danger of Collapse."
Photo by John Ford Photo by Dave Cooper
1903 Sands (Hikey)
Swalwell, England, United Kingdom (River Derwent)
Bridgemeister ID:1251
Coordinates:N 54.956267 W 1.6877
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Newton
1904 (footbridge)
Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom (River Conwy)
Bridgemeister ID:512
Coordinates:N 53.280346 W 3.823733
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Alfred Thorne
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • This entry refers to the steel suspension footbridge nestled between Telford's suspension bridge and Stephenson's rail bridge. Click the photo to get a better view of this bridge. According to Susan Ellis, Senior Archivist of the Conwy County Borough Council, the bridge was built on the recommendation of John J. Webster who was hired to inspect Telford's suspension bridge in 1902 "following fears about the safety of its condition. He reported back making various recommendation for strengthening the bridge, including that a separate footbridge be constructed."
  • Next to 1826 Conwy (Conway) - Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1904 Alum Chine
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom (Alum Chine)
Bridgemeister ID:785
Coordinates:N 50.7143 W 1.90058
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Renovated, 1973. Refurbished, 2004.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1905 Apley (Linley)
Apley Park, England, United Kingdom (River Severn)
Bridgemeister ID:769
Coordinates:N 52.581949 W 2.434328
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Capable of carrying light vehicular traffic.
Photo by Graham Jackson
1905 Cambus O'May (Gordon)
Ballater, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:429
Coordinates:N 57.065803 W 2.956825
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC2, BC3, BEM, HBR, NTB
Principals:James Abernethy & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:170f
Notes
  • HBR: Refurbished, 1988.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by William Munter Photo by Dave Cooper
1905 Priorsford
Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:1441
Coordinates:N 55.649532 W 3.187578
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC3
Principals:Robert Inglis
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:97f
Photo by Dave Cooper
1905 Widnes-Runcorn Transporter
Runcorn, England, United Kingdom (River Mersey, Manchester Ship Canal)
Bridgemeister ID:954
Structurae ID:0002352
References:AAJ, BRB, HBE
Principals:J.J. Webster, J.T. Wood, Charles Smith
Use:Transporter
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,000f
1906 Newport Transporter
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom (River Usk)
Bridgemeister ID:939
Structurae ID:0002345
Coordinates:N 51.570642 W 2.985246
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, NTB
Principals:Ferdinand Arnodin
Use:Transporter
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:645f
Photo by Dave Cooper
1906 Nottingham (Wilford)
West Bridgford, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom (River Trent)
Bridgemeister ID:1087
Coordinates:N 52.933167 W 1.137967
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline and Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:225f
Deck width:12f
Notes
  • Designed primarily to carry water and gas mains, but also carries a wide footpath.
  • Closed, July 2008, after reports of falling debris. In December 2008, Severn Trent Water announced plans to refurbish the bridge in 2009. Bridge was reopened February 12, 2010.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1907 Romney (Dockwray)
Kendal, England, United Kingdom (River Kent)
Bridgemeister ID:2426
Coordinates:N 54.33595 W 2.74507
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Coordinates are for the current location of the bridge. It was moved there (from its original location where Romney Road meets the River Kent in Kendal) in the 1990s. A sign at the current (2011) bridge says: "The bridge was erected in 1993 on the initiative of Kendal Civic Society. It incorporates part of the structure of the former Romeny Footbridge erected in 1907..."
Photo by Dave Cooper
1910 Castle
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
Bridgemeister ID:1919
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Status:Replaced, 1951
1911 King George V
Newton Stewart, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Cree)
Bridgemeister ID:2468
Coordinates:N 54.967048 W 4.485349
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:D. H. and F. Reid Engineers, Victoria Bridge Works
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Plaques posted at the bridge indicate major refurbishments in 1982 and 2001.
Photo by Dave Cooper
1911 Swing (King's, Shaky)
Llandeilo, Wales, United Kingdom (Towy River)
Bridgemeister ID:1399
Coordinates:N 51.884462 W 3.986061
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
1912 Howley
Howley, Warrington, Cheshire and Latchford, England, United Kingdom (River Mersey - Victoria Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1836
Coordinates:N 53.387333 W 2.57845
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Dave Cooper
1913 Port-na Craig
Pitlochry and Port-na Craig, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tummel)
Bridgemeister ID:547
Coordinates:N 56.698167 W 3.733017
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Dave Cooper
1920 Reeth Swing
Reeth vicinity, Swaledale, England, United Kingdom (River Swale)
Bridgemeister ID:807
Coordinates:N 54.385673 W 1.952474
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood, rebuilt in 2002.
Photo by Dave Cooper

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