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

Map

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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

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History

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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

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Legacy System number: 56057

Legacy System: LBS

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