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16 suspension bridges were found for search criteria: BEM . All 16 bridges from the search results appear below. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. If you don't see what you were looking for, try an image search with the same criteria: BEM. This will find the bridge if it is pictured on the site, but is not a catenary suspension bridge.
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.
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
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 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 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
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 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 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
(footbridge)
Llanrwst and Trefriw, Wales, United Kingdom (River Conwy)
Bridgemeister ID:514
Coordinates:N 53.14310 W 3.80687
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BEM
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Dave Cooper



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