Local Bridges

Started by: jo anne (33719) 

I’ve noticed the names inscribed on some old bridge walls recently, and am wondering what does C.C. stand for?

C.C. Delph Bridge
Warrington Rd, Lower Ince

C.C. Amberswood Bridge
Manchester Rd, Higher Ince

C.C. Stoney Lane Bridge
Liverpool Road, Hindley

Could C.C. be the County Council (of Lancashire)?

Started: 4th Jun 2021 at 20:14

Posted by: Anne (4020) 

Interesting jo anne... I recognised the first picture immediately although I never remember it as a bridge in the real sense. It overlooked the bottom playground of St. Mary,s junior school which was well below road level. Mainly a boys playground allowing them to kick a football or cricket ball about. Railway workers complete with the caps worn at that time, I assume from Springs Branch, would often stop to view the activity down there.

Replied: 5th Jun 2021 at 11:10

Posted by: jo anne (33719) 

Rev Long mentions Delph Bridge when commenting about a photo of St Mary’s Vicarage (2004) - WW Album, Anne, and says “Ince Brook passes under Warrington Road here - and stays underground until it emerges near Westwood Flash.”

The brook is still above land on the other side of the bridge though.

Replied: 5th Jun 2021 at 11:32
Last edited by jo anne: 5th Jun 2021 at 11:33:08

Posted by: jo anne (33719) 

Anne, I’ve been meaning to post these photos for a while - they’re of what was the bottom playground of St Mary’s Junior School.

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 20:46

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

You won't find any in Wigan!

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 20:48

Posted by: jo anne (33719) 

Tell us more, Tonker!

Adam Bridge says “Built by Greater Manchester County Council 1983

Greater Manchester County Council existed from 1973 (officially 1974) till 1986 - Wiki.

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 21:38

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Not that Adam Bridge! And, if it was that Adam Bridge, it's only half in Wigan!

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 21:53

Posted by: Anne (4020) 

Thanks jo anne, I had managed to pick it out on google. I remember a brook running down the side of Donkey lane, maybe the same one.

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 21:55

Posted by: jo anne (33719) 

It could well be, Anne. I love the name Donkey Lane, but can’t quite picture where it was. Aitch (23 May 2010) said: Donkey lane, stretched from warrington road, behind what is now Varty’s workshop, and is shown as a dotted line on the 1929 OS map beside delph bridge, and crossing the branch to top place line, then going towards the old GC line, around the back of Marlborough Avenue area.

Tonker, please tell us what we would find on Wigan bridges rather than C.C., and why.

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 22:28

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Probably Wigan Corporation. Wigan hasn't been administered by a 'county' for centuries.

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 23:33

Posted by: jo anne (33719) 

Thanks Tonker, I’ll keep a lookout.

Replied: 12th Jul 2021 at 23:40

Posted by: Anne (4020) 

Thanks once again jo anne, Aitch's link most interesting. I could recall everything mentioned in great detail. Donkey lane was where the headmaster, Mr. Entwhistle (spl) of the junior school parked his car. Also a banner for walking day was always organised at the Warrington road entrance on account of the first few yards being paved with setts, the rest was nothing more than a rough track.

Replied: 13th Jul 2021 at 07:46


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