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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough

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ArtistMaker: not known
TitleOfWork: Phoenix
DescriptionOfPhoto: not yet seen
DateOfCreation: 1953
Dimensions: -
Medium: stone ?
Location: on the parapet of this railway bridge
AtoZReference: p.78 3B
Postcode: -
Street: Coronation Bridge
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Ickles
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
AccessionNumber: na~1
Description: In the centre of the parapet of Coronation Bridge. Relief showing the wings, neck and head of a phoenix rising from flames.

Inscription: A plaque on the bridge says: CORONATION / BRIDGE / JUNE 1953

Commission: Built at the time of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. No further details at present.

Questions: Who designed and built the bridge and for what specific purpose?
What were the costs and time scale for the project? When was it opened?
Why does a Phoenix appear on the bridge - there is also a Phoenix Hotel in the town?
Who carved the relief?

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