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Runcorn Bridge Railway Bridge over River Mersey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Runcorn, Halton

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Latitude: 53.3455 / 53°20'43"N

Longitude: -2.7391 / 2°44'20"W

OS Eastings: 350894

OS Northings: 383431

OS Grid: SJ508834

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y9R.SG

Mapcode Global: WH87Q.W5VM

Plus Code: 9C5V87W6+59

Entry Name: Runcorn Bridge Railway Bridge over River Mersey

Listing Date: 6 October 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56057

Location: Halton, WA7

County: Halton

Electoral Ward/Division: Mersey

Built-Up Area: Runcorn

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Runcorn All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


5/96 Railway Bridge over
River Mersey

Bridge 1864-8. By William Baker, Engineer, iron on two river piers of
yellow sandstone with rounded base cutwaters. The bridge is flanked
on both banks by arched viaduct but is separated from these by square
sandstone approach towers with crenellations and machicolations. The
bridge parapet is of metal latticework construction clasped above
support piers by high standing metal half tower features which have
similar treatment to the approach towers. The bridge has shields with
cross daggers, Britannia and Liver Bird motifs on the tower and river
support piers. The sections of the viaducts immediately adjoining the
bridge are of yellow bricks with stone piers, smaller secondary tower
features against the bridge and double tower-like pilasters against
the main blue brick viaducts. Remainder of the viaducts not included
in the item.

Listing NGR: SJ5089483431

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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