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Monument record MDR9698 - Simms Bridge, Cromford Canal, Whatstandwell, Crich

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Simms Bridge was built in 1901 with a 1970s steel deck and balustrade. It is a square section steel truss bridge on stone abutments. The bridge was built by/for quarryman Simms as part of the tramway route from Duke's Quarry above, down to the railway line. The bridge has its original stone abutments, but the spanning structure was replaced in the 1970s. The line of the tramway is clearly visible above the bridge, but obscured below. The bridge slopes steeply down from raised eastern abutments. (1) A bridge is shown at this location on late 19th century OS maps. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Feature number: 87.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV - 16.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV - 16, 1898.



Grid reference Centred SK 3318 5470 (9m by 15m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1807

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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