Rail Bridge Over The River Parrett

25 Feb 2002
Rail Bridge Over The River Parrett, West Quay, Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6 3HL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


ST2937SE WEST QUAY 736-1/10/207 (East side) Rail bridge over the River Parrett


Telescopic rail bridge. 1871. Cast-iron and steel. Designed to extend the Bristol and Exeter Railway across the River Parrett to the coal yard and harbour while allowing sailing vessels to continue up the river to the town bridge. The central portion could be rolled back on to the east bank. Motive power was provided by a steam engine located in a small brick building at the eastern end, now removed. Part of the railway line remains on the west bank. A rare example. (The Batsford Guide: Buchanan C A: The Guide to the Archaeology of Central and Southern England: 1980-: 116; VCH: Somerset: London: 1992-: 195).

Listing NGR: ST2999737420


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0186 IOE Records taken by John Bjergfelt; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John Bjergfelt. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bjergfelt, John

Rights Holder: Bjergfelt, John


Cast Iron, Steel, Victorian Railway Bridge, Transport, Railway Transport Site, Bridge, Building, Unassigned