NZ8911 : Whitby Swing Bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to Whitby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Whitby Swing Bridge
Whitby Swing Bridge
Opened in July 1909, the bridge joins the East and West sides of town and is opened on the hour and half past the hour (at high tides) to let boats and ships pass. Designed by J Mitchell Moncrieff, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and constructed by engineers Heenan and Froude of Manchester (whose most iconic structure is Blackpool Tower). Total costs of the bridge are put at 22,582 14s 4d.
Whitby Swing Bridge once held the distinction of being a rare example, in the UK, of a twin leaf bridge carrying an A class road.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport  Estuary, Marine 
Bridge (from Tags)
Swing Bridge 
River (from Tags)
Esk (North Yorkshire) 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8995 1107 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.2205N 0:36.7804W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8991 1102
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Twin Leaf Swing Bridge 

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