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This is a list of the only bridge from the suspension bridge inventory crossing River Irwell. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. 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 crossings.
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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