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Railway Bridge over River Bure

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton with Lammas, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.753 / 52°45'10"N

Longitude: 1.316 / 1°18'57"E

OS Eastings: 623876

OS Northings: 322419

OS Grid: TG238224

Mapcode National: GBR WG7.HJH

Mapcode Global: WHMT2.52XB

Plus Code: 9F43Q838+5C

Entry Name: Railway Bridge over River Bure

Listing Date: 19 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385726

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471135

Location: Buxton with Lammas, Broadland, Norfolk, NR10

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

Civil Parish: Buxton with Lammas

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Lammas with Little Hautbois

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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39/6/10004 Railway Bridge over River


Railway bridge. 1879, for the Great Eastern Railway. Constructed by William Waddell. Cast-iron and steel construction. Three span girder bridge over the river Bure. Supported on paired cast-iron columns, two pairs cross-braced together to each pier. The pier bases have been extended in modern concrete to form cutwaters. Rivetted steel girders above with cross girders all in steel. Cantilevered brackets carry walkways with tubular railings on either side. An early and well-preserved example of a transitional type, using steel for the girders in tension, but retaining cast-iron for the columns in compression.
HISTORY. The Bure valley line of the Great Eastern Railway was built by William Waddell in 1878-80; the section that includes this bridge being opened on 1 January 1880. The line was closed to passengers in 1952, and to freight in 1982, but it was re-opened as a 15" steam railway, the Bure Valley railway in 1990.

Listing NGR: TG2387622419

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