Repainting the Newport Bridge

The Grade II-listed Newport Bridge, is currently being repainted red and silver to mark its eightieth anniversary.

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The Bridge was built by Dorman Long who tendered a cost of £436.913 11s. 3d. It was designed by Dr. David Anderson and was the first vertical lift bridge to be built in this country and the heaviest of its type in the world. The bridge was opened on the 28th february 1934 by the Duke of York.  

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During the construction of the bridge, 61 houses were demolished, the families were rehoused on the nearby Whinney Banks estate.

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