Dell Bridge

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Dell Bridge
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Dell Bridge
Location Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside, England
Coordinates 53°21′01″N 2°59′46″W / 53.350238°N 2.996237°W / 53.350238; -2.996237Coordinates: 53°21′01″N 2°59′46″W / 53.350238°N 2.996237°W / 53.350238; -2.996237
Built 1894
Built for Lever Brothers
Architect Douglas and Fordham
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 20 December 1965
Reference no. 215341
Dell Bridge is located in Merseyside
Dell Bridge
Location in Merseyside

Dell Bridge is a footbridge in Port Sunlight, Wirral, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]

The bridge was built in sandstone in 1894 for Lever Brothers in their model village of Port Sunlight and was designed by the Chester architects' firm of Douglas and Fordham. It carries a pedestrian walkway over a landscaped hollow which had been formed from a former tidal inlet.[2] It is a saddle-back bridge with a parabolic arch.[3] The keystones are carved with masks, one of a Jacobean man, the other of a Restoration man. Above these are plaques, that to the east bears an inscription; that to the west a sundial. The bridge is supported by buttresses, and at each end is a canted projection with decorated panels. There are benches by the walkway.[1] Originally there were ball finials on the bridge, but these are no longer present.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Bridge over the Dell, Wirral (1075486)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Hubbard, Edward (1991). The Work of John Douglas. London: The Victorian Society. pp. 168–169. ISBN 0-901657-16-6. 
  3. ^ Alamy: para, accessdate: March 4, 2017