Albert Bridge

The Albert Bridge carries Bridge Street, in Manchester, across the Irwell into Salford.  It was designed by Jesse Hartley in 1844.  Pevsner describes it as, "A single low segmented arch of stone with pilaster terminals and curved abutments."

This isn't the first bridge that crossed the Irwell at this point.  In 1783 the foundation stone was  laid here for of the New Bailey Bridge.  It opened in 1785 financed by subscription and a toll was charged until 1803.  The engraving below shows the New Bailey Bridge in 1829.

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