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Latitude: 52.4108 / 52°24'38"N
Longitude: -2.3445 / 2°20'40"W
OS Eastings: 376665
OS Northings: 279254
OS Grid: SO766792
Mapcode National: GBR 09Y.VF7
Mapcode Global: VH91L.9NYR
Entry Name: Victoria Bridge
Listing Date: 18 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1100657
English Heritage Legacy ID: 157080
Location: Kidderminster Foreign, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY12
District: Wyre Forest
Civil Parish: Kidderminster Foreign
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Kidderminster Ismere
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
KIDDERMINSTER FOREIGN CP SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY
5/90 Victoria Bridge
Half of this structure lies in the parish of Upper Arley.
Railway bridge. 1859-1862 by John Fowler, engineer, for the Severn Valley Railway
Company. Cast-iron and rusticated sandstone ashlar. Main span is a segmental
arch composed of 4 ribs each formed from 9 H-section cast-iron pieces bolted
together. The track above is supported by a network of iron struts. The rusticated
ashlar abutments have plain parapets and are each pierced by a segmental arch
of blue brick with a moulded string course at springing level. The tow path
is on the west bank between the abutment and the river, on the east bank the
abutment wall extends down into the river. A painted inscription, repeated
in identical wording on each side of the bridge reads: 'Victoria Bridge/1861/John
Fowler, Engineer' to the centre. To the left: 'Messrs. Brassey & Co., Contractors.'
To the right: 'Cast and erected by the Coalbrookdale Company'. L S Snell (editor)
Essays towards a History of Bewdley (n d), p 79.
Listing NGR: SO7666579254
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