Between the war years much of local infrastructure was rebuilt
With traffic increasing engineers needed to widen the Dolphin Bridge
Widening the bridge proved helpful to the Bell Punch ticket works that occupied the area right opposite the bridge where the A4007 road ran”
DURING the years between the First and Second World Wars, there was a huge amount of construction work taking place around Uxbridge.
As roads became more important for the delivery of goods and services, much of the local infrastructure needed rebuilding to enable it to cope with ever larger trucks and the increased volume of traffic.
This week’s Back in Time photo dates back to 1929 and shows engineers working on the reconstruction of the Dolphin Bridge over the Grand Union Canal at the point where St John’s Road crossed the waterway.
The strengthening and widening of the bridge Brookfield Hotel, Bonsey’s proved particularly helpful Yard, Stockley Park, to the Bell Punch Ticket Randall’s second-hand Works that occupied the store in Windsor Street area right opposite the and another shot of the bridge where the A4007 print room at King and road ran. Hutchings, one of the
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n WORK IN PROGRESS: Workmen rebuilding the Dolphin Bridge over the Grand Union Canal in Uxbridge around 1929