MONKWEARMOUTH RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER WEAR WITH VIADUCT TO NORTH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207051
Date first listed:
10-Nov-1978
Date of most recent amendment:
17-Oct-1994
Statutory Address:
MONKWEARMOUTH RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER WEAR WITH VIADUCT TO NORTH

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Location

Statutory Address:
MONKWEARMOUTH RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER WEAR WITH VIADUCT TO NORTH

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

District:
Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
National Park:
N/A
National Grid Reference:
NZ 39625 57416

Details

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/02/2018

NZ 3957 SE, 920-1/18/1

SUNDERLAND, Monkwearmouth Railway Bridge over River Wear with viaduct to north

(Formerly Listed as: Railway Bridge across River Wear)

10/11/78

GV

II

Railway bridge and viaduct to north. 1879. For Monkwearmouth Junction Railway of North Eastern Railway Company. Engineer Thomas Harrison. Wrought-iron arch, rock-faced abutments with ashlar dressings. Girder deck and bow-string arch with girder ties braced by pierced plates graduating from circles to tall ovals. Piers arch-pierced with plinths and top bands below square ashlar rail-bed piers with plinths, top bands and chamfered coping. Abutments and viaduct of rock-faced stone have high accommodation arches over Sheepfolds Road and Easington Street with voussoirs, and flat-coped ashlar parapets. Built to link former Brandling Junction Railway line terminus at Monkwearmouth Station with a new Central Station in Sunderland; the first through line between Newcastle and Sunderland. Said to be `the largest hog-back iron girder bridge in the world' when built. The railway bridge and viaduct to north is linked with Monkwearmouth Station (qv).

Listing NGR: NZ3962557416

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
391375
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Biddle, G, Britain's Historic Railway Buildings: A Gazetteer of Structures and Sites, (2011), 433
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: County Durham, (1983)
Sinclair, N T, Railways of Sunderland, (1986)
Hoole, K, 'A Regional History of The Railways of Great Britain' in The North East, (1965)
Warn, C R , 'Northern History Booklets' in Rails Between Tyne and Wear (Route 219), (), 30

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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