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    Transport, industrial archaelogy, pavement features, small stuff that people don't notice.

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  1. Very good article about Bramall Lane Bridge from the Sheffield Utd match programme earlier this week.
  2. Looks like it The Childrens Shelter certainly has two of those large carriage sized entrances.
  3. Charles St in the city centre today. A brick object exposed by road works. Larger than a drainage structure it has a furnace shape. Not sure I've seen something like this revealed before.
  4. Had a closer look at this building yesterday. There is a lot more left than the plaque. Both Emerson and Jeffie Bainbridge's initials are there and male and female carved heads too (presumably the couple themselves). Here are photos of the initials.
  5. Very interesting Edmund! Several bridges across the Porter appear to have simply been called 'Porter Bridge' during the 19th century, however this one is called 'Bramall Lane Bridge' on the 1855 Ordnance Survey map (so shortly after the improvement). Towards the Decathlon end of the bridge there is a join in the stone work which seems to show a different date of construction (although the style remains the same) so the 1864 work reference is interesting!
  6. Hello All, I've continued to look into the story of Bramall Lane Bridge (earlier posts will seem confusing now as I have learned the name of the bridge since I started the thread - which is great!). A research group that I am involved in has installed an information board at the former Staples end of the bridge and I have met with Decathlon about having a display of information in their car park, taking advantage of the railings there since the partial collapse of the culvert three years ago. One main question. The bridge appears to date from the c.1840's - why was it constructed? It does far more than carry the former route of Bramall Lane. Presumably an industrial site needed the structure in place before building? If so what would that have been? Many thanks for the information people have posted here. Your work has been a great help
  7. Had a look at this yesterday and it's still there surrounded by all the demolition and building going on around it. Any further thoughts/information?
  8. This morning I went under Bramall Lane Bridge and investigated further. The far end of the bridge's route (now under the Decathlon car park) is 100 metres from the Staples car park end already shown on this thread (the measurements are marked along the way to aid workmen). I post pictures of the other end of the bridge and an outflow inside the culvert that I think was originally from the Vulcan works dam and water power site. Although I'm happy to be wrong again
  9. The Chippinghouse Rd sign has 'disappeared' after a recent conversion. The Graham Rd sign survives as does one on Spital St (crossing Spital Hill).
  10. The former subway for Heeley Station on Chesterfield Rd has been opened (sort of). It was bricked up before. Unfortunately the subway has been filled in halfway. Wonder what they are doing with the site?
  11. Many thanks everyone for all the information! Southside's 1853 map certainly shows Bramall Lane Bridge clearly, as does boginspro's from a similar time. It does seem that Vulcan Works Bridge was off to the side over the goit. So my title is wrong but I'll leave it to show the work done here by others I need to narrow down the date of construction now and next time I go through the culvert I'll look closer at the work as the current culvert is clearly longer than the original bridge and the joins should be clear (also the goit exit from the river may still be visible). I'll try and light the tunnel up enough to take photos.
  12. Wow, another great photo! I think that maybe by the side of the current 'Ban Thai' restaurant at the bottom of Cemetery Rd making the bank opposite the 'firework' shop on the other side of Cemetery Rd. Maybe?
  13. Here is the bridge concealed behind the trees in the above photo.
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