Doughty_Road_Bridge_Section

Title: Section from the Old Doughty Road Railway Bridge, Grimsby (Built c1895, Demolished 2009)
Author: Paul M. Fenwick
Date: February 2015

Comments:

The bridge was strafed by a Luftwaffe aircraft during WWII. (The pilot was possibly trying to hit a train travelling over the bridge.) This section has been preserved to provide a permanent record of the damage.

At the time of the demolition of the bridge, some bullet holes were found to be neat and in pairs which seems to disprove the alternative theory that the bridge was bombed rather than hit by cannon fire.

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