BRITISH RAIL MIDLAND REGION LONDON RUGBY LINE BRIDGE NUMBER 115 (FOLLY BRIDGE)

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1078025

Date first listed: 29-May-1986

Statutory Address: BRITISH RAIL MIDLAND REGION LONDON RUGBY LINE BRIDGE NUMBER 115 (FOLLY BRIDGE)

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Location

Statutory Address: BRITISH RAIL MIDLAND REGION LONDON RUGBY LINE BRIDGE NUMBER 115 (FOLLY BRIDGE)

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum (District Authority)

Parish: Tring

National Grid Reference: SP 93794 13970

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History

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Details

TRING BRITISH RAIL: SP 91 SW MIDLAND REGION LONDON-RUGBY LINE 4/46 Bridge No. 115 - (Folly Bridge) GV II Partly in Marsworth Parish, Bucks. Road bridge over railway at Tring Cutting. Circa 1837 by Robert Stephenson for the London and Birmingham Railway Company. Brown brick with stone impost bands, skewbacks, cornice, and parapet copings. Northern parapet rebuilt for safety reasons in red brick with triangular section concrete copings. A long narrow three-arched bridge with working controlled by traffic lights on the B488 road, where it crosses the great Tring Cutting, 2½ miles long and here about 50ft deep. A higher 7-ring segmental arch in middle over trackbed with slender rectangular pier at foot of earth slope on each side, and tall opening through each pier with round arched head and bottom. Slightly lower segmental 7-ring side arches to abutments buried in earth slope. Wide unmoulded stone cornice at roadway level with brick parapet and rectangular terminal piers with weathered stone copings remaining on S side. The cutting was made necessary by Stephenson's decision to have a maximum gradient of 1/330 on the line, and there is a well known lithograph by J.C. Bourne showing an army of navvies excavating it. The line was opened 9 April 1838. The county boundary with Buckinghamshire follows the centre-line of the road over the bridge. (Leleux(1976)13-15.).

Listing NGR: SP9379413970

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Legacy System number: 355683

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