Notice, Midland Railway
Bridge notice, Midland Railway, signed James Williams, 1875, white letters on red
Safety notices have changed considerably since the early days of the railways. This notice from April 1875 warns users of the bridge of the dangers of ignoring weight limits for railway traffic.
The text of this notice reads:
This Bridge (which is a Bridge belonging to the Midland Railway Company) is insufficient to carry weights beyond the ordinary Traffic of the District, and the Owners and Person in Charge of Locomotive Traction Engines, and other ponderous Carriages, are warned against passing over the Bridge, and will be held responsible for any damage"