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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1143634
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70278
Location: Hayle, Cornwall, TR27
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
HAYLE WEST TERRACE, Hayle
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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