The photograph above, taken in September 1926, was the original bridge built about 1839 when the railway from Brighton to Shoreham was under construction. At that time Sackville Road was known as Hove Drove and was merely a farm road connecting Hove Street with the Old Shoreham Road. Doubtless it was of the same width as the bridge about 16 feet. Sackville Road south of the bridge was built during the 1870s and 1880s, and the upper portion about 1900. For more than 25 years the old bridge then remained as a great hindrance to traffic. As buses could not pass through the bridge, development to the north was restricted and the houses stopped at the top of Sackville Road. Reconstruction of the bridge started in August 1926.

Image Reference: JG_14_138.tif
Date: 1926
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 132x80
Place: Hove
Additional Information: No comment

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