TA1029 : North Bridge, George Street, Hull

taken 7 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

North Bridge, George Street, Hull
North Bridge, George Street, Hull
An electrically-operated, Scherzer-type bascule bridge, one of the city's eclectic collection of bridges. Built in 1928-31 by T. Thomas, City Engineeer. Grade II listed.
A bascule is a fancy term for a drawbridge (e.g. Tower Bridge), while a Scherzer "does not pivot about a hinge point, but rolls back on curved tread plates attached to the girders of the main span" (Wikipedia). A side-on view is more instructive TA1029 : River Hull, Hull (3). See also a close-up of the mechanism: TA1029 : North Bridge, Hull (detail)
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1025 2923 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.8675N 0:19.7768W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1030 2925
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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