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Wearmouth Bridge

General Information

Other name(s): Sunderland Bridge
Beginning of works: 1795
Completion: 1796
Status: destroyed (1929)

Project Type

Structure: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Iron bridge

Location

Location: , , , ,

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 72 m
width 9.75 m
rise 7.30 m

Materials

arch cast iron

Chronology

September 1795

The arch itself is assembled within ten days.

9 August 1796

Bridge is inaugurated

1858

Major modifications

1929

Replaced with a steel arch.

Participants

(role unknown)

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000427
  • Date created
    18/09/1999
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016