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Latitude: 54.8846 / 54°53'4"N
Longitude: -1.5025 / 1°30'8"W
OS Eastings: 432014
OS Northings: 554540
OS Grid: NZ320545
Mapcode National: GBR KCYY.HS
Mapcode Global: WHC45.WHP7
Entry Name: Victoria Railway Bridge
Listing Date: 15 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1354978
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303173
Location: Sunderland, DH4
Electoral Ward/Division: Washington East
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Herrington, Penshaw and Shiney Row
Church of England Diocese: Durham
Victoria Railway Bridge
Railway bridge. 1838 by James Walker of Walker and Burges. Rusticated
sandstone. 4 main arches, the most southerly spanning the Wear, and 3 minor
at each end : main spans 100', 160', 144' and 100'; height from foundations
to top of parapet, 156'6". Arches have voussoirs and bands; impost blocks to
the minor arches. 3 semi-circular buttresses continue as refuges in the
parapet. Massive coping to plinths of cutwaters. Historical note : Built
for the Durham Junction Railway and completed on Victoria's coronation day,
28th June, it carried the main London-Newcastle line until 1868. Links the
valley sides at their crest, and was modelled on Trajan's bridge at
Alcantara although not a copy. Source: Tomlinson North Eastern Railway
(Newcastle 1914) 227, 318, 319.
Listing NGR: NZ3201454540
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