Friday 4 March 2011

Amiens Street Railway Bridge, Dublin made in Derby by Andrew Handyside.

Andrew Handyside who made Friar Gate bridge also made many hundreds of bridges of many different sizes around the world such as this substantial railway bridge located over Amiens Street in Dublin manufactured in Derby by Andrew Handyside and Company Ltd.
This bridge was made sometime between 1884 and 1903, perhaps someone with local knowledge can provide an exact date.

The Railway Station here today is called Connolly Station, originally it was called Amiens Street Station but changed its name in 1966.

The engineer for this bridge was J. Chaloner Smith, esq., M. Inst. C.E., Dublin. The central span is 97 foot, Width 29 foot. Total Lenght 171 foot. 415 Tons.

Photograph showing the large supports of the bridge.
Amiens Street Area Of Dublin

Photograph showing the bridge going over Amiens Street in Dublin.
Amiens Street Area Of Dublin

Photograph of the decorative markings on the side of the bridge.
Amiens Street Area Of Dublin
I would like to thank William Murphy for taking the photographs of this bridge for me.

Google Streetview of Amiens Street Railway bridge.

My Reference :
Page 17 of Steel & Iron Structures Made and erected by Andrew Handyside & Co Ltd of Derby and London. Published 1904.

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.


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