TM4796 : Somerleyton Swingbridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Somerleyton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Somerleyton Swingbridge
Somerleyton Swingbridge
A view of the Great Eastern Railway signal signal box and swingbridge. The broads authority are fuming at the moment as the bridge has jammed shut.
One of two similar swing bridges, the other being Reedham Swing Bridge (TG442017). They are constructed from wrought iron, brick, cast steel and timber and were built to replace the single track bridges that carried the railway between Norwich and Lowestoft over the Rivers Yare and Waveney.
Each bridge rests on two end piers and a central pivot pier made of brick supported by timber piles. This pier is 27ft 6in in diameter and supports the 10in diameter central pivots when the bridge is fixed for railway traffic.
The three wrought iron girders that bear the live load are 139ft long, and rotate on 16in diameter cast steel wheels. The load of the open bridge is borne by two truss girders.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 June, 2010
Category
Railway swing bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 475 967 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.7253N 1:38.8441E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 476 967
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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