SJ8990 : Entrance to Buck and Dog

taken 5 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Entrance to Buck and Dog
Entrance to Buck and Dog
The Buck and Dog was an old coaching inn next to Lancashire Bridge over the River Mersey. In 1770 it was the house of call for the press gangs. In the mid 1930s it was demolished along with the bridge when the river Mersey was culverted. This ornamental doorway was incorporated into Barclays Bank SJ8990 : Barclays Stockport on Percy Street.

SJ8990 : Buck & Dog detail
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, 24 December, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 24 December, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8957 9066 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.7586N 2:9.5026W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8956 9067
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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