Corporation Bridge, Grimsby.
The bridge spans Alexandra Dock near Victoria Mills, Victoria Street and replaced a swing bridge.
It is an electrically powered Sherzer rolling lift bascule road bridge, built at a cost of almost £60,000 in 1925 by Alfred C Gardner, Docks Engineer to the London and North Eastern Railway; Sir William Arrol & Co. of Glasgow, contractors, for Grimsby Corporation, it was opened by the Prince of Wales three years later. The bridge was restored by Great Grimsby Borough Council c. 1980.
Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.
|Corporation Bridge with the Victoria Mills building in the background.|
Both are iconic structures for the people of Grimsby.
|The mill was used to grind and store flour but closed many years ago and is now derelict.|
The front of the building was renovated some years back and converted to appartments.
|Ross Tiger, permanently berthed alongside the Fishing Heritage Centre.|
More information about it is on my last blog post (Fishing Heritage Centre)
|This image clearly shows the Control Room where the lifting of the roadway section was controlled from|
and also the curve of the bascule.
|A better view of the bascule mechanics.|
|The bridge is an iron riveted structure very much in the style of bridges built many years|
before during the heydays of the Industrial Revolution.
|Old alongside new at Alexandra Dock.|