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Bridge over Railway Line and Safety Ramp

A Grade II Listed Building in Hayle, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1875 / 50°11'14"N

Longitude: -5.4218 / 5°25'18"W

OS Eastings: 155839

OS Northings: 37546

OS Grid: SW558375

Mapcode National: GBR DXZ5.Z5Y

Mapcode Global: VH12M.ZK24

Plus Code: 9C2P5HPH+X7

Entry Name: Bridge over Railway Line and Safety Ramp

Listing Date: 14 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143634

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70278

Location: Hayle, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Hayle

Built-Up Area: Hayle

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Hayle

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SW 5437-5537
10/261 Bridge over railway line and
- safety ramp

Bridge for cart track over railway line and adjoining safety drag ramp. Built circa 1852 for the West Cornwall Railway. Rock-faced granite brought to course with rock-faced granite dressings. Iron girders carry a wooden road with gravel surface. Single-span bridge through an embankment with battered abutments. Branching from former safety points at one side and sloping up to the
embankment is a presumably sand-filled (overgrown) ramp designed to decelerate any train that went out of control down the line heading for the swing bridge
q.v. The abutments of the bridge have stone parapets with copings ; the bridge itself has a cross-braced wooden parapet.
This safety ramp is considered to be the first example of its kind in England.
Source: Information provided by Brian Sullivan.

Listing NGR: SW5583937545

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