Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Newgate Bridge 1861 to 1907











The first bridge to span Newgate Gap was erected by Captain Hodges in 1861 to enable access to his flagstaff promenade at Palm Bay. The bridges survived until 1907 when it was removed to make way for a new bridge to commemorate Margate's fiftieth anniversary as a Borough.

3 comments:

ascu75 aka Don said...

prefer the old bridge shame its not still there but thats me just being nostalgic sound like all of those opposed to change dont I

Tony Beachcomber said...

Don, It is unfortunate that steel and concrete always finally gives in to the marine environment eventually.
On another point I often wonder who has got the decorative doulton tiles that were on the pillars either side of the old bridge as we know it.

ascu75 aka Don said...

No one would have given them house room then its only when something has gone you hanker after it