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Adelaide Bridge, River Leam, Leamington Spa - lantern

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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Taken on October 22, 2011