Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Shoe Lane road bridge, Holborn Viaduct, London Built by Andrew Handyside in 1869.

The Derby firm Andrew Handyside who made Friar Gate bridge in Derby also made many hundreds of other bridges of many different sizes around the world.
On a recent trip to London while investigating some other work by Andrew Handyside I found a bridge with some lions heads on it and wondered if it was by Andrew Handyside so had a real good look around and managed to find a makers badge on one of the panels. It reads "A. Handyside & Co Britannia Foundry Derby". This bridge is located on Holborn Viaduct and goes over Shoe Lane.

Photographs of this bridge.
A vew of the decorative panels on the top of this bridge as seen from the A40.
Shoe Lane bridge, London built by Andrew Handyside

Another view of the decorative panels showing the 3D lions heads.
Shoe Lane bridge, London built by Andrew Handyside

One of the decorative cast iton Lions Heads
Shoe Lane bridge, London built by Andrew Handyside

A view underneath from Shoe Lane
Shoe Lane bridge, London built by Andrew Handyside

Another view showing the construction of the bridge from underneath
Shoe Lane bridge, London built by Andrew Handyside

The decorative cast iron scrolls
Shoe Lane bridge, London built by Andrew Handyside

The makers badge "A. Handyside & Co Britannia Foundry Derby"
Andrew Handyside badge on Shoe Lane bridge London


Map Location:
View my Andrew Handyside World Map to see the exact location of this bridge on the world map.
My world map is the result of hundreds of hours of research into the company, plotting out each item as I find it.

Google Streetview has captured this bridge HERE.

Can you help find more Handyside stuff ?
If anyone out there knows of any other bridges around the world bearing the Handyside badge that I have not mentioned yet then please get in touch with details, location, photographs etc.

Thanks
Andy

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