This photograph illustrates the dismantling of the swing bridge that was located above the lock that accessed the docks from the river Severn. As the nameplate ably illustrates, the bridge was commissioned in 1880, thereby giving 82 years of continuous service! In addition to normal road traffic the bridge also incorporated a standard gauge rail track that linked with other tracks throughout the dock area.
The bridge was replaced by a cantilever-type bridge (without rail track) that is still in operation today.
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