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The Cantilupe Road Bridge

Bridge Installation

During the 1950's, a bridge was built in front of the Board School allowing pupils to cross over Cantilupe Road to get the huts that were situated on the eastern side of the road. The photos below were taken as the bridge was being installed.

The bridge in Cantilupe Road
The bridge in front of the Board School
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The bridge and crane on Cantilupe Road
The bridge and crane
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The Bridge

The eastern end of the bridge
The eastern end of the bridge
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The western end of the bridge
The western end of the bridge
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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This shot shows the patch of waste ground, to the left, marks the site of the steps that used to come down from the bridge to meet the high ground to the east side of Cantilupe Road.

The site of the steps down from the bridge (29-04-09)
The site of the steps down from the bridge
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The bridge seen from Cantilupe Road
The bridge seen from Cantilupe Road
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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These three photos show the bridge after the school was demolished and shortly before it was removed.


Bridge Removal

After the Board School was demolished, the bridge was removed circa 1987.

A crane was brought in and the centre span was unbolted, lifted and lowered onto a lorry to allow it to be transported away.

The Cantilupe Road bridge removal
The Cantilupe Road bridge removal
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The bridge being lifted
The bridge being lifted
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The centre span on the lorry
The centre span on the lorry
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The bus shelter in place of the bridge (17-8-08)
The bus shelter in place of the bridge
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Once the legs that supported the bridge were removed, a recess remained in the wall that bounds the eastern side of Cantilupe Road. A bench was built into the recess and a roof added so that it can be used as a bus shelter as seen in the photo.




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