Britannia Testing House, Riverside Park

  • Description

    This building represents a solitary survivor from Dorman Long's Britannia Steelworks and is associated with a number of famous bridges. The former British Steel Test House is a three-storey brick building on the Riverside Park Industrial Estate. It was supposedly built to hold a machine large enough to test the components for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The building design, however, appears much earlier than this and is Victorian in style. Today it is used to test the tensile strength of wire ropes, mooring shackles, anchorage for offshore rigs, giant industrial hooks and aircraft wings. Several world-famous bridges feature among the prestigious contracts which called for its services, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge (1932), the Severn Bridge (1966), the Forth Road Bridge (1964), and the Humber Bridge (1981). The building has an elegant appearance that also reflects its industrial use. For more information on the Local List please click here -" rel="noreferrer nofollow">
  • Owner

    Middlesbrough Council
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 3 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2011-03-23T11:30:15
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