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Monument record MDR9695 - Railway End or Brown's Bridge, High Peak Junction, Cromford Canal

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Railway End or Brown's Bridge is a flat timber and steel swing bridge flush with the towpath, set within curved stone recessed/ledged abutments in the canal wall. There is a sinuously curving stone recess in the canal wall, including a fanned/stepped curve to the north-west. The bridge is constructed from a hardwood timber structure and deck with a steel balustrade. The bridge swings aside on a pivot mechanism to allow boats to pass and is in the style of the 'standard' Cromford Canal swing bridges. The exact date of the structure is unknown, but elements are likely to have been repaired/renewed over time and it was probably restored by the Cromford Canal Society in the 1970s. The modern square section steel balustrade is painted black and white in the traditional manner. It is currently a pedestrian bridge, but it is not known if the opening mechanism is still operational. The bridge provides access to the towpath on the east side and to railway workshops and sidings on the west. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Feature number: 32.



Grid reference Centred SK 3137 5599 (7m by 7m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3878

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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