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Gold MemberPosts: 299Re: bridge detailReply #1 on: October 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Lovely study. Victorian?
It is quite a remarkable piece of structural & decorative detail. Can you imagine the conversation between the designing engineer and the Manchester city worthy who had to approve the construction budget? The outcome today would be less certain I suspect.
Gold MemberPosts: 804Re: bridge detailReply #2 on: October 25, 2021 at 10:44 am
I’m not sure, Chris, but I expect it is.
You’re right. The Victorians cared about beauty in public work, even if it wasn’t going to be seen. One wonderful example is this:
which is a sewerage pump room (see this article).
Gold MemberPosts: 299Re: bridge detailReply #3 on: October 25, 2021 at 12:43 pm
Abandoned, vandalized and ignored until its restoration, that is quite a story. At least we have the will and the pocket to restore even if we do not or dare not emulate.
ParticipantPosts: 36Re: bridge detailReply #4 on: October 25, 2021 at 4:55 pm
The Sewerage Pump Room is truly a classic, Jeremy. Thanks for sharing that bit of architectural history.
Silver MemberPosts: 1102Re: bridge detailReply #5 on: October 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm
I’d love to visit that place.
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