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Ramsey Harbour swing bridge links the town of Ramsey, Isle of Man, to the Mooragh Promenade, The bridge carries a road and a footway over the Sulby River.<br />
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The bridge consists of two pairs of steel trussed arches, each pair spanning 64m to the central pivot point. It is supported at this central point by a circular pier of dressed masonry. The turning mechanism is electrically operated. <br />
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The roadway is 3.8m wide and the footway 0.76m. Traffic weights and speeds over the bridge have been restricted for many years.<br />
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The approach on the northern side is via a low eight-span viaduct. The road is carried on longitudinal steel beams at 915mm centres spanning between pairs of circular cast iron columns of about 430mm, all on aslight curve. <br />
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The main beams carry transverse steel beams, which in turn carry smaller longitudinal beams supprting the deck.<br />
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Main contractor: Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co., Darlington. Opened June 29, 1892 Photographed: February 19, 2013


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