Adelaide Bridge, River Leam, Leamington Spa - lantern

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    The Adelaide Bridge over the River Leam in Leamington Spa.

    The bridge is Grade II listed.

    Adelaide Bridge, Royal Leamington Spa - British Listed Buildings

    Road bridge over River Leam. 1891. By William de Normanville;
    abutments of c1850 by Mr Heritage (contractor) under the
    supervision of Mr White, Surveyor to the local Board of
    Health, and with repairs and restoration of c1993.
    Engineering brick abutments with stone dressings, riveted
    steel, braced arch girders and cast-iron balustrades. Single
    25m span wide segmental arch with lattice-work braces to
    series of 7 parallel arched girders. Ornate cast-iron
    balustrade over arch. Large brick abutments remaining from
    earlier bridge with parapets, the south abutments with
    rusticated segmental arch tunnel. Cast-iron lamp standard on
    parapets and balustrades.
    HISTORICAL NOTE: de Normanville was Borough Engineer and
    Surveyor of Leamington from 1882-1917. He engineered the River
    Leam, building 3 of its bridges, remodelled the Pump Rooms,
    Parade (qv) and designed its Swimming Bath, and laid out
    Victoria Park, Mill Gardens and York Promenade.
    (Storrie J: William de Normanville. Engineer, Architect and
    Inventor: Leamington Spa: 34-40).

    Lantern's on the bridge.

    From Adelaide Road in Leamington Spa.

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