Bridge, Regent Road, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson .
The Bridge Hotel opened on the corner of Ordsall Lane and Bridge Street in the early 1840s and by the 1890s it was a Groves & Whitnall house. The brewery later gave it their distinctive ornately tiled frontage. The Bridge held concerts in its music hall, advertising a "spacious and attractive dining pavilion" which was "just the place for mechanics and other workers to get a good meal at a reasonable price ." The pub was looking tired by the 1980s following the widening of Regent Road and by 1985 it had closed before being knocked down two years later. Today the Campanile Hotel restaurant sits on this corner close to the Regent Road bridge and the inner ring road.
Former location of the Bridge, Regent Road, Salford. (c) Google 2011 - View Larger Map.
1. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).