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Description of a vertical lift bridge, erected over the Grand Surrey Canal

Robert Jacomb Hood

Description of a vertical lift bridge, erected over the Grand Surrey Canal

on the line of the Thames junction branch of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.

by Robert Jacomb Hood

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Published by The Institution) in (London .
Written in English


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Pagination(7) l., plates :
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The lift bridge is a hand operated steel structure built by Walcon Construction in to replace a hydraulically operated predecessor originally built in for £1, by s & Partners Ltd of Basingstoke. This in turn replaced a previous timber structure. The present bridge is a balanced cantilever design controlled by a mechanical hand-wound cable winch, and is the only lift. Effin Bridge, the railway lift-bridge over the Royal Canal on the seaward side of Newcomen Bridge in Dublin, has caused some little annoyance to boating folk. It is raised on a small number of days each year to allow boats through; many staff must attend and Waterways Ireland must pay Iarnród Éireann, the railway company, for each lift, as.

  The ‘notch’ remains from the s when the Grand Surrey Canal led south from that point. The canal had a lock between the dock and Plough Way has an S-bend in it. At the point of one of the curves was a large brick-built bridge allowing traffic to cross the canal. A vertical-lift bridge or just lift bridge is a type of movable bridge in which a span rises vertically while remaining parallel with the deck. The vertical lift offers several benefits over other movable bridges such as the bascule and swing-span bridge. Generally speaking .

  Burlington Canal Lift Bridge Historical Facts and Footage. Drone aerial view of the lift-bridge functioning. As well I touch on the James Allen Skyway Twin Bridges. Hamilton Ontario Canada. Canal Swing and canal lift bridges Movable bridges were usually cheaper to build than fixed bridges because they didn't require the same heavy foundations and structure. Canals which were short of construction money often used lift bridges, as on the Oxford Canal and on the Llangollen Canal .


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Description of a vertical lift bridge, erected over the Grand Surrey Canal by Robert Jacomb Hood Download PDF EPUB FB2

DESCRIPTION OF A VERTICAL LIFT BRIDGE, ERECTED OVER THE GRAND SURREY CANAL, ON THE LINE OF THE THAMES JUNCTION BRANCH OF THE LONDON, BRIGHTON AND SOUTH COAST by: 1. Hood, R. (): Description of a Vertical Lift Bridge, Erected over the Grand Surrey Canal, on the Line of the Thames Junction Branch of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.

In: Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, v. 9, n. (), pp.appendix. The canal company campaigned for a swing bridge to be built, but the Railway Commissioners overruled their objections, and a vertical lifting bridge was installed.

This was 13 feet ( m) wide and 31 1⁄2 feet ( m) long, and provided 9 1⁄2 feet ( m) of headroom when it was completed:   A VERTICAL LIFT BRIDGE, ERECTED OVER THE GRAND SURREY CANAL, ON THE LINE OF THE THAMES JUNCTION BRANCH OF THE Author: W Cubitt, W S Moorsom, R J Hood.

Once the Grand Surrey Canal was completed as far as New Cross, it was joined by the Croydon Canal in In the early docks near the start of the Grand Surrey Canal were combined and called the ‘Surrey Commercial Docks’. The Surrey Commercial Dock Company was formed which took over docks on the Surrey side of the Thames.

Piers were on a slight skew and were founded on piles. The next vertical lift bridges appeared in England, two being placed over the Grand Surrey Canal at London (), under the direction of Robert J.

Hood, to carry the Thames Junction branch of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. The Grand Surrey Canal is South London’s lost waterway. It stretched from the docks down towards Deptford, then towards Old Kent Road and Camberwell, with branches to New Cross (originally part of the Croydon Canal) and Peckham.

It was built inthe engineers initially being Ralph Dodd, with his sons Barrodall and George Dodd. The Grand Surrey Canal was the first to have canal police (forerunners of the British Transport Police).

"Bank Rangers" were appointed in to keep law and order along the length of the canal. The canal began to decline in the 's when part of it was abandoned & In much of it was drained, and in the dock was closed.

Originally built as part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, this Waddell and Harrington vertical lift span is the only one of its kind across the Chicago River. Tags: subject:Canal X Canal Bridge X Canal Lift Bridge X top:Canals X Liftbridge X bridge:Road Over Canal X top:Roads, Road Transport X canal:Rochdale Canal X Spot Height X Barnby Dun liftbridge closing to road traffic by Christine Johnstone geograph for square SE A personal favourite of the author, this guided walking tour of the Grand Surrey Canal which only closed after WW2 and there are plenty of reminders along the walk.

Starting at the old Peckham Basin walking to Rotherhithe via Burgess Park, Old Kent Rd, Deptford and Surrey Quays, taking in redundant canal bridges. timber wharves, mooring.

Canal, HLF Project art workshop, barge, bricks, bridge to nowhere, Burgess Park, Grand Surrey Canal, history, lime kiln, R Whites lemonade admin Local children took part in researching the industrial history that took place in and around the Grand Surrey Canal which once ran through what is now part of Burgess Park.

The Normal Overhead Clearance is the height between this water surface and the bottom of a structure crossing over the waterway.

During high stormwater flows, the pool elevation can be higher, but never higher than the Maximum Water Surface Elevation. Bridge E, lift, Main St, SR E30 upper: Iast. Civ. EngLond. 3ourm " The Canal Lifts cn the Grand Western Canal." By JA.,a~s GaviN, 2/.

Inst. The lift, which is the subject of the following paper, was erected b y Mr. Green in the year ~ on the Grand Western Canal~ and has been in ope- Canal Lifts on the Grand Western Canal. ration ever since. The Grand Surrey Canal was a canal constructed in south London during the early 19th century.

The Grand Surrey Canal was authorised by an Act of Parliament obtained inwhich created the Company of Proprietors of the Grand Surrey Canal, and gave them powers to raise £60, by issuing shares, and an additional £30, if required. The canal allowed industrial cargo to flow through the Surrey Commercial Docks (today’s Surrey Quays) into the area.

Industry sprang up to take advantage of the cheap transport, and rows of terraced housing, pubs, schools, a library, a bathhouse and shops were built to support the booming population.

The Grand Surrey Canal Work on the Grand Surrey Canal began inafter the Grand Surrey Canal Act had been passed in It ran from the west side of Rotherhithe and reached Camberwell's Addington Square in and Peckham's Canal Head in It was so-named because in the early s Rotherhithe was still a part of the county of Surrey.

Original canal bridges came in many forms. Often these were hump-backed, in brick or stone, with an arch accommodating the canal and towpath beneath. More elaborate structures were sometimes erected when the canals cut through affluent country estates, like those at Cassiobury Park or Chillington.

The bridge structure is a tower driven, vertical lift and moveable bridge. The lift span is metres long, weighs 1, tons and has a vertical lift of metres. At full lift height, maximum clearance for marine traffic is approximately metres during typical water level conditions.

The Grand Western Canal boat lifts were a set of seven boat lifts and one inclined plane installed in the early nineteenth century in the Grand Western Canal in Devon and Somerset.A remarkable engineering endeavour, they were ultimately however a failure through poor design or execution.

(8 mins from London Bridge on train) or London Overground Duration of Walk: Approx hours. A personal favourite of the author, this guided walking tour of the Grand Surrey Canal which only closed after WW2 and there are plenty of reminders along the walk. Starting at the old Peckham Basin walking to Rotherhithe via Burgess Park, Old Kent Rd.

Surrey Canal Road itself was built by Lewisham Council on the canal bed in the s, and you can still see mooring rings along the footpath – the old towpath. Another old canal bridge was a major feature on the Old Kent Road (right) until the early s – the junction with Peckham Park Road, by the North Peckham Civic Centre, is still.Description.

The bridge over the Grand River, first new crossing of the river sincelinks two economically important areas, Kitchener and Cambridge. It moreover enhances the connection with one of the major motorways of the country, the With a length of m, it consists of 4 spans.

The largest one, 95 m, bridges the Grand River.