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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1139837



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
MiddlesbroughUnitary Authority
Stockton-on-TeesUnitary Authority
Stockton-on-TeesUnitary AuthorityBillingham

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Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 59798

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3/88 Newport Bridge - II Road bridge over river and railway, 1931/34 by David Anderson, of Mott, Hay and Anderson (Westminster), engineers; and Dorman Long & Co Ltd., contractors. Riveted steel girder structure with concrete-filled piers; original woodblock road surface renewed with asphalt. Vertically-lifting centre span suspended on steel wire ropes from towers and balanced by counterweights. Concrete abutments with brick facings. Each tower, steeply ramped on landward side, stands on 4 cylindrical steel piers with timber dolphins. Counterweight boxes, filled with concrete and steel, suspended on ropes from sheaves at tops of towers. Lifting span consists of 2 Pratt trusses, with curved-topped chords linked by braced trusses, and underslung cross-girders supporting steel-plated decking overlaid with concrete and asphalt. Operates on Ward Leonard system using 2 electic motors mounted over middle of lifting span. Deck carries 2-way carriageway flanked by cantilevered pedestrian ways with steel railings. Approach sections have panelled steel parapets. When raised, lifting span gives 36m clearance for passage of river traffic at high water. Single-span bridge over railway at east end. Inscribed granite block, at east end, records foundation, designers and builders. The first vertical-lift bridge in England and the heaviest of its type in the world. Included for industrial archaeological interest.

Listing NGR: NZ4785419876

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National Grid Reference: NZ 47854 19876


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