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© Mr R.G. Noxon

IoE Number: 57625
Location: HAYHURST BRIDGE OVER WEAVER NAVIGATION, AND CONTROL CABIN, CHESTER WAY
  NORTHWICH, VALE ROYAL, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr R.G. Noxon
Date Photographed: 30 July 2000
Date listed: 19 August 1986
Date of last amendment: 19 August 1986
Grade II

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SJ 67 SENORTHWICH C.P.CHESTER WAY5/31Hayhurst Bridge overWeaver Navigation, and

SJ 67 SE NORTHWICH C.P. CHESTER WAY 5/31 Hayhurst Bridge over Weaver Navigation, and Control Cabin II Swing bridge, 1899, steel, of one pivoted span with asymmetrical bowstring lattice girders; pivot on west bank of river. Steel double gates at each end on ornate cast iron posts. A cast iron plaque at west end of each girder is inscribed, in raised capitals, ERECTED BY THE WEAVER NAVIGATION TRUSTEES:1899: ENGINEER J A SANER M. INST. C.E: CONTRACTOR FOR METAL WORK A HANDYSIDE AND COMPANY LTD. DERBY AND LONDON. Timber framed weatherboarded control cabin has oblique face to river and bridge, band of small-pane casements, pointed roof with ornate cast iron finial and wooden steps to river bank. This and Baron's Quay Bridge (q.v.) are believed to be the earliest electrically powered swing bridges in Britain.

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