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RUNCORN BRIDGE RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER MERSEY

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: RUNCORN BRIDGE RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER MERSEY

List entry Number: 1130418

Location

RUNCORN BRIDGE RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER MERSEY

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

County:

District: Halton

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: N/A

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Oct-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 56057

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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

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National Grid Reference: SJ 50894 83431

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