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British Rail Midland Region London Rugby Line Bridge Number 113

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldbury, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8042 / 51°48'15"N

Longitude: -0.6263 / 0°37'34"W

OS Eastings: 494810

OS Northings: 212617

OS Grid: SP948126

Mapcode National: GBR F4H.Y6V

Mapcode Global: VHFRQ.3X79

Plus Code: 9C3XR93F+MF

Entry Name: British Rail Midland Region London Rugby Line Bridge Number 113

Listing Date: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078026

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355685

Location: Aldbury, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP23

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Aldbury

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tring

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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SP 91 SW
4/48 Bridge No. 113
Accommodation bridge over railway at Tring Cutting. Circa 1837 by Robert
Stephenson for the London and Birmingham Railway Company. Brown brick
with stone impost bands, skewbacks, cornice, and parapet copings. A long
narrow three-arched bridge joining land separated by the great Tring
Cutting, 2½ miles long and here about 50ft deep. A higher 7-ring
segmental arch in middle over trackbed with slender rectangular pier at
foot of earth slope on each side, and tall opening through each pier
with round-arched head and bottom. Slightly lower segmental 7-ring side
arches to abutments buried in earth slope. Wide unmoulded stone cornice
at roadway level with brick parapets, rectangular terminal piers and
weathered stone copings. The cutting was made necessary by Stephenson's
decision to have a maximum gradient of 1/330 on the line, and there is a
well known lithograph by J.C. Bourne showing an army of navvies
excavating it. The line was opened 9 April 1838. The south side of the
bridge is in Aldbury parish. (Leleux(1976)13-15).

Listing NGR: SP9481012617

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