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Albert Bridge (Belfast)

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Albert Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
The Albert Bridge, Belfast - Geograph - 5522942.jpg
The bridge in 2017
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From:  Belfast
To:  Short Strand
Antrim • Down
Highway Authority
DfI Roads
Opening Date
Additional Information
List No:  HB26/30/026  (Cat B+)
Bridge Type:  Iron Arch
Engineer:  J.C. Bretland
On road(s)

Albert Bridge is an Iron Arch bridge in Belfast.

It is Category B+ listed. The listing document states the following: The Albert Bridge opened on 6 September 1890. It replaced an earlier five-arch masonry bridge erected by a private company in 1831. This earlier bridge was officially known as the Lagan Bridge, but colloquially as the Halfpenny Bridge on account of the toll charged. It was subsequently renamed Albert Bridge after Queen Victoria’s consort. It was acquired by the Corporation in 1860 and the toll abolished. Unfortunately two of its arches collapsed without warning on 16 September 1886. The replacement bridge was designed by J.C. Bretland, Surveyor to Belfast Corporation. Its foundation stone was laid by Queen Victoria’s grandson, Prince Albert Victor in May 1889. The contractor was James Henry & Sons (Crumlin Rd, Belfast) and the contract price was £36,500. The granite was sourced in Scotland and supplied by Messrs Newall of Dalbeattie. The cast-iron lamp standards were manufactured by A. Handyside & Co Ltd of Derby and London. It is captioned ‘Albert Bridge’ on the 1901-02 OS maps and subsequent editions. [1].


Albert Bridge (Belfast)
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