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Dredge Suspension Bridges in Northern Ireland: History and Heritage

James Dredge of Bath challenged conventional suspension bridge theory when, in the 1830s, he patented his concept of chains of reducing thickness and inclined hangers. Few examples of his work remain but, until recently, Northern Ireland had four bridges left out of an original batch of five. D. McQuillan

Author(s): MCQUILLAN, D

Keywords: suspension bridges;history;james dredge;tapering;chains;hangers;wrought iron;19th century;northern ireland;ballievy bridge, banbridge;failures;mayola park bridge, castledawson;footbridges;metal bridge, caledon, co tyrone;floods;restoring;;dismantling;repairing;moving;analysis;foundations