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AGM & Dunham Bridge up to date, Lincoln

  • Lecture
  • Lincoln
  • 22 March 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
AGM & Dunham Bridge up to date, Lincoln

About this event

Dunham Toll Bridge carries the A57 as it crosses the River Trent between the villages of Newton on Trent and Dunham on Trent.

The first bridge on the Trent downstream of Newark was at Gainsborough (1790/1) to be followed by the Dunham Bridge in 1832, a cast iron construction designed by George Leather and built by Messrs Hamer, Pratt and Booth for £14,219. Additional funding was required to complete the bridge and no dividends were paid to shareholders until 1886. Tolls were farmed out 1834-1918.

With much increased traffic loads, the bridge became over-stressed in the mid-twentieth century. It was demolished in 1977 and replaced two years later by the present steel bridge which was built on the original piers and abutments. Current traffic volume is about 300,000 crossings per month.

Dunham Bridge company


  • Steve Betteridge, County Materials Engineer, Lincolnshire County Council

Event venue

The collection
1 Danes Terrace
Lincoln LN2 1LP
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Fiona Turner

e: ice.eastmidlands@ice.org.uk