SJ8990 : Lancashire Bridge: Blue Plaque

taken 6 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Lancashire Bridge: Blue Plaque
Lancashire Bridge: Blue Plaque
The new blue plaque on Lancashire Bridge SN6397 : View of Happy Valley from Llechwedd reads:



First mentioned in 1282.
The crossing point between
Cheshire and Lancashire which
gave Stockport its importance.
The current bridge dates from 1891.

Lancashire Bridge

Lancashire Bridge crosses the River Mersey around the junction of Warren Street and Bridge Street. It was constructed in 1877 and widened in 1891. A reinforced concrete widening structure was added in 1937. The bridge is a square single span arch structure which comprises three arch sections with a skewed reinforced concrete portal frame on the east side of the arch. The bridge and the river was covered over in the late 1930s and a road built over the top. In 1965 the road was replaced by the Merseyway Shopping Centre.

An inspection and assessment of the reinforced concrete portal bridge in 2014 established that the concrete had endemic chloride problems, poor cover and active corrosion and needed to be replaced. Pedestrian access was maintained whilst the work was carried out but buses and other traffic had to be diverted.

Since completion of the remedial works the stone arched section has had a new stone parapet installed to a design similar to that historically located at the bridge and ornate metal railings have been installed around the opening.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 31 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Date (from Tags)
1282  1891 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8957 9064 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.7479N 2:9.5026W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8957 9064
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Blue Plaque  Stockport Heritage Trust  Boundary  Former County Boundary  Stockport Metropolitan Borough 

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