SK8056 : Winthorpe Bridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

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Winthorpe Bridge
Winthorpe Bridge
The dappled reflections of the sun on the river light up the structure of the bridge.
Winthorpe Bridge
This was one of several bridges required when the Newark eastern bypass was built between 1962 and 1964, and is the most significant of them.
The structure consists of 9 narrow reinforced concrete box girders semi-cantilevered from concrete piers to produce one full central arch of 260ft span and two half spans of 130ft. An unusual feature of the structure is that the deck is not cantilevered out from the side girders as became prevalent in later designs. In this respect it represents a transitional period of design. The fascias of the bridge, which show as a dark band, are precast concrete with a surface of exposed dark blue Shap granite aggregate. It has been considered of sufficient architectural merit to warrant Grade II* Listed status.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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River Trent
The River Trent is the third longest river in England (185 miles). It rises on Biddolph Moor, Staffordshire, then follows a generally north east to northerly path to join the River Ouse at Trent Falls. The Ouse & Trent combined form the Humber Estuary.
It is a very important river, economically having a number of Power Stations and industrial sites along its banks. It is navigable as far as Burton-On-Trent.
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SK8056, 34 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Building Material (from Tags)
Reinforced Concrete 
Road (from Tags)
A1 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over River 
River (from Tags)
Trent 
Date (from Tags)
1964 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8054 5672 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.0966N 0:47.9115W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 80562 56701
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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