Monday, May 05, 2008
Footbridge at Chester
This month's contribution to Broer som Binder (Bridges between) finds us in Chester. The pictures above and below were taken in September 2004 from a boat on the river Dee. Beyond the bridge lie the Recorder Steps.
The Queen's Park Suspension Bridge connects The Groves with the affluent Queen's Park area of Chester.
It is the only footbridge to cross the River Dee in Chester. The original bridge was built in 1852.
Chester Corporation took on the responsibility for it in the 1920s and decided to demolish it in 1922. It was replaced by a new bridge designed by Charles Greenwood, City Engineer and Surveyor. The opening ceremony, conducted by the Mayor of Chester, Councillor S.R. Wall, took place on 18 April 1923. It was superbly restored in 1998.
This third photograph was taken in October 2007 from the Recorder Steps.
You can see another picture of the rowers here.
A full list of participants to Broer som Binder can be found on Runes TX-blog.