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Latitude: 54.994 / 54°59'38"N
Longitude: -1.5048 / 1°30'17"W
OS Eastings: 431781
OS Northings: 566718
OS Grid: NZ317667
Mapcode National: GBR KBYP.0K
Mapcode Global: WHC3L.VQMV
Entry Name: Willington Viaduct
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025323
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303391
Location: North Tyneside, NE28
County: North Tyneside
Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside
Built-Up Area: Wallsend
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Willington St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
WALLSEND A.187 (north of)
NZ 36 NW
7/143 Willington Viaduct
Railway viaduct. 1837-9 by John and Benjamin Green for Newcastle and North
Shields Railway Company. Sandstone ashlar with iron arches and superstructure
(added in 1869 when the original laminated wood construction was removed).
1,048 feet long; 82 feet high. 7 iron girder arches of spans varying from
115 to 128 feet. T-section iron lattices between arches and railway bed
girders, which are also supported by masonry. Sloped copings to buttressed
piers and abutments. Historical note: one of the earliest bridges constructed
in Britain using the Wiebeking system of laminated timber; the present iron
work resembles the wood original. Source: Tomlinson History of the North East
Railwa 1914; 1967 reprint p.323.
Listing NGR: NZ3178166718
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