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Hubbert's Bridge, Kirton



Reference Name MLI89010

Name:
Hubbert's Bridge, Kirton

Summary:
Hubbert's Bridge, Kirton

Location:
FRAMPTON, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE
HOLLAND FEN WITH BROTHERTOFT, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE
KIRTON, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 13859
This bridge of c.1850 replaced the original one which carried a turnpike road across the South Forty Foot Drain. {1}
Hubberts Bridge was a wooden structure carried on piles driven into the drain. This bridge having become unsafe, was taken over by the County Justices for the Parts of Holland in 1888 and was replaced at the expense of the county funds by the present brick structure having a single span of 56 feet which was erected from the designs of Mr John Kingston, the County Surveyor, at a cost of £2000. {2}
The bridge was rebuilt in 1888 and the expenses incured in adopting and rebuilding the bridge are recorded in documents held in the Lincolnshire Archives. The total cost was £1949 11s.6d. {3}

Sources:
1 Bibliographic reference: Wright, N.. 2004. Lincolnshire's Industrial Heritage - A Guide. BN29; p. 12
2 Bibliographic reference: Wheeler, W. H.. 1896. A History of the Fens of South Lincolnshire. pp.451-52
3 Unpublished document: 1888. Expenses for rebuilding Hubberts Bridge. LAO: HQS B/2/2 and BB/HB/1888

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