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Railway Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8334 / 50°50'0"N

Longitude: -0.1416 / 0°8'29"W

OS Eastings: 530966

OS Northings: 105405

OS Grid: TQ309054

Mapcode National: GBR JNY.M1L

Mapcode Global: FRA B6LW.W2L

Plus Code: 9C2XRVM5+89

Entry Name: Railway Bridge

Listing Date: 22 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380104

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479583

Location: Preston Park, Brighton and Hove, BN1

County: Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: St. Peter's and North Laine

Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Brighton St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Description


BRIGHTON

TQ3005SE NEW ENGLAND ROAD
577-1/26/1130 Railway Bridge
22/03/94

II

Railway bridge over road. Built between 1852-4 as part of a
new 2-way track to serve the Brighton Goods Yard, laid out in
the 1840s to the east of the main station and no longer
extant. Ironwork cast in Regent Foundry of Brighton. Bridge of
cast-iron in form of 4 segmental arched ribs, each cast in 3
sections with integral open-work spandrel members and deck
edge. The western side has moulded cornice with 6 moulded
panels above in diamond pattern. Above this is a parapet rail
in diamond lattice pattern. The eastern side has 8 plain
panels with a C20 timber boarded fence at parapet level. Each
side is marked "Regent Foundry Brighton" in the centre of the
arch. The cast-iron structure is supported on moulded stone
corbels resting on Flemish bond brick walls, with a square
pillar at each corner with stone capping which continues above
parapet level. The retaining walls each side have tooled stone
coping and end in brick piers with stone coping.
This is one of the earliest surviving railway bridges with
cast-iron arches as, following the accident at Norwood
Junction of 1891, all cast-iron girder bridges were changed
over a period and cast-iron arches replaced on heavily used
lines. This bridge probably survived because it never carried
passengers but was later strengthened by the addition of 3
built up mild steel plate girders.


Listing NGR: TQ3096605405

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