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NZ 32014 54540


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


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


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 23 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/01836/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr D.H. Bottoms. Source Historic England Archive
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