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1938 - Newgate | by Mal 1005
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1938 - Newgate

Part of my "250 Years in Chester" set -


Newgate is an arch bridge carrying the walkway of the city walls over Pepper Street. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building. The bridge was built in 1938 to relieve traffic congestion in the city, especially at Chester Cross. This involved making a new breach in the Medieval city walls.


The bridge is constructed in red sandstone. It was designed by Sir Walter Tapper and his son, Michael. On each side of the bridge is a tower containing mock loops (unglazed slit windows) and surmounted by hipped roofs. Flights of steps on each side lead up to the towers and to the walkway across the top of the bridge.


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Taken on April 10, 2012