Lady Bay BridgeEdit profile
Lady Bay Bridge is a road bridge of two lanes that spans the River Trent in West Bridgford, Nottingham. It is the bridge following (downstream) from Trent Bridge and connects the main thoroughfare of Radcliffe Road (on the south side) with Meadow Lane (on the north side).
See Lady Bay Bridge on Google Street View.
Originally, the bridge was the rail crossing for the Midland Railway from Melton Mowbray to Nottingham Station (formerly known as Nottingham Midland).
When this line was abandoned in 1968, plans were made to convert the river crossing and so relieve pressure on Trent Bridge. However, these works were not complete until the early 1980s.
The bridge was once used as an Eastern Bloc rail crossing in the 1982 TV Series Smiley's People based upon the novel by John le Carre that starred Sir Alec Guinness.
The bridge is undergoing a complete re-paint during july 2010, the work is being carried out by Nottingham-based company "Enderby Hyland".
In late June 2011 a man who was in a 'Distressed' state and was threatening to jump off the bridge into the River trent. He did and was killed on impact.