VICTORIA RAILWAY BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1354978

Date first listed: 15-Jul-1985

Statutory Address: VICTORIA RAILWAY BRIDGE

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Location

Statutory Address: VICTORIA RAILWAY BRIDGE

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

District: Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: NZ 32014 54540

Summary

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History

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Details

NZ35SW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING Victoria Railway Bridge 4/17

G.V. II*

Railway bridge. 1838 by James Walker of Walker and Burges. Rusticated sandstone. 4 main arches, the most southerly spanning the Wear, and 3 minor at each end : main spans 100', 160', 144' and 100'; height from foundations to top of parapet, 156'6". Arches have voussoirs and bands; impost blocks to the minor arches. 3 semi-circular buttresses continue as refuges in the parapet. Massive coping to plinths of cutwaters. Historical note : Built for the Durham Junction Railway and completed on Victoria's coronation day, 28th June, it carried the main London-Newcastle line until 1868. Links the valley sides at their crest, and was modelled on Trajan's bridge at Alcantara although not a copy. Source: Tomlinson North Eastern Railway (Newcastle 1914) 227, 318, 319.

Listing NGR: NZ3201454540

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 303173

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Tomlinson, W W , The North Eastern Railway its rise and development, (1914), 227, 318

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