RAILWAY BRIDGE AND ATTACHED ACCOMMODATION BRIDGE OVER RIVER KENNET AT SU 7306 7381

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1113621
Date first listed:
17-Nov-1988
Statutory Address:
RAILWAY BRIDGE AND ATTACHED ACCOMMODATION BRIDGE OVER RIVER KENNET AT SU 7306 7381

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Location

Statutory Address:
RAILWAY BRIDGE AND ATTACHED ACCOMMODATION BRIDGE OVER RIVER KENNET AT SU 7306 7381

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

District:
Reading (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 73060 73810

Details

SU 7373 8/566

READING Railway bridge and attached accommodation bridge over River Kennet at SU 7306 7381

GV II Railway bridge and attached accommodation bridge. Railway bridge 1839-1840 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for The Great Western Railway, widened[1892 and probably accommodation bridge attached at same date. Railway bridge of red brick widened in engineering brick with ashlar dressings; accommodation bridge of steel and timber. Railway bridge: built on skew having central elliptical arch flanked by pilasters, the western one on cutwater, with two round flood arches to either side and broad battered buttresses beyond. Band below flat-coped parapet. North side, the addition, similar but partially masked by the accommodation bridge which has steel-framed substructure, with girders cantilevered from face of railway bridge; wooden deck; and parapet of vertical boards supported by panelled frame with diagonally-crossed braces, this being of timber to the long, sloping ramps (which are panelled to river) and of steel to the peaked archway. The Twyford to Reading section of the Great Western Railway was opened 30.3.1840.

Listing NGR: SU7306073810

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
39279
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 04 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04979/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source Historic England Archive
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