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The Blue Bridge

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The Blue Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
The Blue Bridge at Queensferry - Geograph - 1133368.jpg
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From:  Queensferry
To:  Garden City
Highway Authority
Opening Date
24 November 1926
Sir William Arrol, Glasgow
Additional Information
List No:  84433  (Grade II)
List No:  85251  (Grade II)
Bridge Type:  Bascule Bridge
Engineer:  Sir Basil Mott of T. Hay and Anderson, London
On road(s)

The Blue Bridge was a bascule bridge across the River Dee on the B5441 near Queensferry, Flintshire. The bridge is still used (but does not lift). The road has been superceded by the A494 dual carriageway bridge of 1962.

It was opened on 24 November 1926 by Colonel Ashley, Minister of Transport and was toll-free. It replaced Victoria Bridge, the previous toll bridge opened by William Gladstone in 1897, which was demolished.

It cost Flintshire County Council £100,000, towards which the Ministry of Transport paid 50 per cent.


The Blue Bridge
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The Blue Bridge at Queensferry - Geograph - 1133368.jpg
Other nearby roads
A55 • A494 • A548 • A550 • B5126 • B5129 • B5441 • Ffordd Gogledd Cymru • Flintshire Leisure Tour • M56 • T84 (Britain)
Crossings of the River Dee (Wales)
Pont Rhyd-sarn • Pont y Llan • Pont Mwnwgl-y-llyn • Pont Fawr LLandderfel • Pont Corwen • Carrog Bridge • Kings Bridge • Llangollen Bridge • Trevor Bridge • Newbridge • A5 Bridge • Overton Bridge • Bangor-on-Dee Bypass Bridge • Holt Bypass Bridge • Chester Bypass Bridge • Dee Bridge (Chester) • Grosvenor Bridge •  • Dee Bridge (Queensferry) • The Blue Bridge • Flintshire Bridge

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