RAILWAY BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1357806
Date first listed:
27-Sep-1973
Statutory Address:
RAILWAY BRIDGE, COMMERCIAL ROAD E1
Statutory Address:
RAILWAY BRIDGE, COMMERCIAL ROAD E14

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Location

Statutory Address:
RAILWAY BRIDGE, COMMERCIAL ROAD E1
Statutory Address:
RAILWAY BRIDGE, COMMERCIAL ROAD E14

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ3644081120

Details

788/17/908 26-APR-04

STEPNEY COMMERCIAL ROAD E14 (South side) Railway Bridge COMMERCIAL ROAD E1 (South side) Railway Bridge

GV II

Former railway bridge, now dis-used. 1870s for London and Blackwall Railway Company and its lessee, Great Eastern Railway. Wrought-iron superstructure supported by brick abutments and three cast iron columns. Superstructure of latticed box girder with flat bolted underside and diagonal tensile members of wrought-iron flat plates. Yellow brick abutments in English bond at each end carry the superstructure, along with pair of additional cast iron column supports to east side. Drinking Fountain (q.v.) attached to northern abutment. The superstructure, abutments, and columns are all structural components of the bridge. The c.1880 viaduct continues to north and south. HISTORY: The London and Blackwall Railway Company and it lessee, the Great Eastern Railway Company, completed the viaduct that carry the Limehouse Curve in 1880. This link provided a link, allowing goods trains from Millwall and the other London Docks to run directly onto the main-line system of the Great Eastern Railway. The listed bridge is much wider than the present roadway, reflecting the greater width of the Commerical Road it was built to cross. Commercial Road was constructed c.1802-04 as the toll road connecting the East and West India Docks and the City.

Listed as a late-C1870s distinctive railway bridge for the Great Eastern Railway with wrought iron latticed superstructure and additional cast iron columns supports, also having historic interest and strong group value.

Group value with the Grade II London and Blackwall Railway viaduct of 1839-40 (q.v.), the adjacent houses along Commercial Road (q.v.), the Accumulative Tower (q.v.) and the dated 1886 Drinking Fountain attached to the northern abutment (q.v.)

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
205878
Legacy System:
LBS

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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Date: 01 Nov 2006
Reference: IOE01/16188/33
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