This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NZ 25 NW STANLEY CAUSEY ROAD (West side, off) 3/162 Causey Arch 19/7/50 GV I Wagonway bridge. 1727 by Ralph Wood for Mr. Wortley and Col. Liddell; dated on stone at foot of west abutment signed B. Horne; formerly also dated on sundial signed Ralph Wood. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. 105' long and 80' high, on round arch of 3 courses of voussoirs, the inner recessed; wide buttresses. Probably originally without parapets; C20 railing added.
Considered to be the first railway bridge in the world; an example of the early technological skills of the Northumberland and Durham coalfield engineers.
Source: J.C. Mann, 'Causey Arch - a Note' in Archaeologia Aeliana 5 XII (1984), 223-6.
T.J.M. Lewis Early Wooden Railways, 1970 pp 150, 155, 156.
W.W. Tomlinson North Eastern Railway, 1914, second ed. K. Hoole, Newton Abbott, 1967, p.9.
Listing NGR: NZ2012655896
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
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