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

List Entry Summary

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

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

List entry Number: 1113621

Location

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

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

County:

District: Reading

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Nov-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 39279

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List entry Description

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History

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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

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National Grid Reference: SU 73060 73810

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