RUNCORN BRIDGE RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER MERSEY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1130418
Date first listed:
06-Oct-1983
Statutory Address:
RUNCORN BRIDGE RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER MERSEY

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Location

Statutory Address:
RUNCORN BRIDGE RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER MERSEY

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

District:
Halton (Unitary Authority)
National Park:
N/A
National Grid Reference:
SJ 50894 83431

Details

SJ 58 SW FORMER BOROUGH OF WIDNES RUNCORN BRIDGE

5/96 Railway Bridge over River Mersey 6.10.83 II*

Bridge 1864-8. By William Baker, Engineer, iron on two river piers of yellow sandstone with rounded base cutwaters. The bridge is flanked on both banks by arched viaduct but is separated from these by square sandstone approach towers with crenellations and machicolations. The bridge parapet is of metal latticework construction clasped above support piers by high standing metal half tower features which have similar treatment to the approach towers. The bridge has shields with cross daggers, Britannia and Liver Bird motifs on the tower and river support piers. The sections of the viaducts immediately adjoining the bridge are of yellow bricks with stone piers, smaller secondary tower features against the bridge and double tower-like pilasters against the main blue brick viaducts. Remainder of the viaducts not included in the item.

Listing NGR: SJ5089483431

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
56057
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: 27 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/13095/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Martin Byrne. Source Historic England Archive
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