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Monkwearmouth Railway Bridge over River Wear with Viaduct to North

A Grade II Listed Building in Millfield, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9099 / 54°54'35"N

Longitude: -1.3835 / 1°23'0"W

OS Eastings: 439625

OS Northings: 557416

OS Grid: NZ396574

Mapcode National: GBR VCG.13

Mapcode Global: WHD55.QVDC

Plus Code: 9C6WWJ58+XJ

Entry Name: Monkwearmouth Railway Bridge over River Wear with Viaduct to North

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391375

Location: Southwick, Sunderland, SR1

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Millfield

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Monkwearmouth Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/02/2018

NZ 3957 SE, 920-1/18/1

Monkwearmouth Railway Bridge over River Wear with viaduct to north

(Formerly Listed as: Railway Bridge across River Wear)




Railway bridge and viaduct to north. 1879. For Monkwearmouth
Junction Railway of North Eastern Railway Company. Engineer
Thomas Harrison. Wrought-iron arch, rock-faced abutments with
ashlar dressings. Girder deck and bow-string arch with girder
ties braced by pierced plates graduating from circles to tall
ovals. Piers arch-pierced with plinths and top bands below
square ashlar rail-bed piers with plinths, top bands and
chamfered coping. Abutments and viaduct of rock-faced stone
have high accommodation arches over Sheepfolds Road and
Easington Street with voussoirs, and flat-coped ashlar
parapets. Built to link former Brandling Junction Railway line
terminus at Monkwearmouth Station with a new Central Station
in Sunderland; the first through line between Newcastle and
Sunderland. Said to be `the largest hog-back iron girder
bridge in the world' when built. The railway bridge and
viaduct to north is linked with Monkwearmouth Station (qv).

Listing NGR: NZ3962557416

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