Thursday 17 February 2011

Whatstandwell Railway Station Footbridge made by Andrew Handyside in 1894.

Andrew Handyside who made Friar Gate bridge also made many hundreds of bridges of many different sizes around the world and also locally such as this one at Whatstandwell Railway Station in Derbyshire.
If you use the footbridge at Whatstandwell railway station then you may not realise that this footbridge was made by Andrew Handyside 117 years ago!
In 2009 this bridge was restored and is looking great now as you can see in my photographs.

My Photograph of the restored Whatstandwell Station Footbridge made by Andrew Handyside.
Whatstandwell Footbridge stairs and bridge

Next time you use this footbridge take some time to look around at the construction of this bridge.
The Handyside logos can be found on lots of the ironwork, such as at the bottom of all support columns and cross members of the first stairs platform as per my photograph here.

My Photograph of a "A. Handyside & Co Ltd" badge on Whatstandwell Station Footbridge.
Andrew Handyside badge on Whatstandwell Footbridge

Interactive Virtual Reality Photograph
My 360x180 Degree Virtual Reality Photograph of Whatstandwell Railway Station Footbridge.
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Download Adobe Flash to display this panorama.

If you like the above 360 then you may like my high resolution fullscreen version here:
Higher Resolution 360 VR Photograph of Whatstandwell Railway Station Footbridge.

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


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