Kingsland Bridge

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Kingsland Bridge
Kingsland BridgeCB.jpg
Kingsland Bridge
Coordinates 52°42′16″N 2°45′32″W / 52.7044°N 2.7589°W / 52.7044; -2.7589Coordinates: 52°42′16″N 2°45′32″W / 52.7044°N 2.7589°W / 52.7044; -2.7589
OS grid referenceSJ488121
CrossesRiver Severn
LocaleShrewsbury
Heritage statusGrade II
Preceded byPorthill Bridge
Followed byGreyfriars Bridge
Characteristics
Designarch
Longest span212 ft (65 m)
History
DesignerJohn William Grover
Constructed byCleveland Bridge & Engineering Company
Construction start1883
Construction end1883
Statistics
Toll20p (vehicles)
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated30 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. ^ Historic England. "KINGSLAND BRIDGE, AT SJ 488 121 (1246190)". National Heritage List for 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