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Victoria Railway Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Washington East, Sunderland

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1354978

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303173

Location: Sunderland, DH4

County: Sunderland

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

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Listing Text

Victoria Railway Bridge

G.V. II*

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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