Kingsland Bridge

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Kingsland Bridge
Kingsland BridgeCB.jpg
Kingsland Bridge
OS grid reference SJ488121
Crosses River Severn
Locale Shrewsbury
Heritage status Grade II
Preceded by Porthill Bridge
Followed by Greyfriars Bridge
Characteristics
Design arch
Longest span 212 ft (65 m)
History
Designer John William Grover
Constructed by Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company
Construction start 1883
Construction end 1883
Statistics
Toll 20p (vehicles)
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 30 March 1995
Reference no. 1246190

Kingsland Bridge is a privately owned toll bridge, spanning the River Severn in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. It is located near Shrewsbury School and the cost for cars to cross is 20p. It is a Grade II listed building. [1]

History[edit]

A bill promoting the toll bridge was first introduced to Parliament in 1873, and eventually passed in 1880. The bridge was promoted by Henry Robertson, who was also M.P. for Shrewsbury and designed by the civil engineer John William Grover.[2] It was constructed in 1883 by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company, which also built the Victoria Falls Bridge. The bridge spans 212 feet (64.6m) and comprises two metal arch ribs, from which the main bridge deck is hung. It cost £11,156 to build.

The toll point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Name: KINGSLAND BRIDGE, AT SJ 488 121 List entry Number: 1246190". Historic England. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  2. ^ [1] Institute of Civil Engineers: Minutes of the Proceedings, Volume 112, Issue 1893, January 1893, Obituary. John William Grover, 1836-1892.

Sources[edit]

Upstream:
Porthill Bridge
Kingsland Bridge
1881
Downstream:
Greyfriars Bridge

Coordinates: 52°42′16″N 2°45′32″W / 52.70444°N 2.75889°W / 52.70444; -2.75889