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Bridge over Former Railway

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwersyllt, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.063 / 53°3'46"N

Longitude: -3.0242 / 3°1'27"W

OS Eastings: 331461

OS Northings: 352243

OS Grid: SJ314522

Mapcode National: GBR 74.C3WQ

Mapcode Global: WH88Y.J84N

Entry Name: Bridge over Former Railway

Listing Date: 1 December 1995

Last Amended: 1 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16535

Building Class: Transport

Location: Towards the junction of Highfield Road and Poolmouth Road, the bridge carries Highfield Road over the sunken bed of the former railway line next to Oakfield House.

County: Wrexham

Community: Gwersyllt

Community: Gwersyllt

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Towards the junction of Highfield Road and Poolmouth Road, the bridge carries Highfield Road over the sunken bed of the former railway line next to Oakfield House.

The railway was the Brymbo branch of the Wrexham, Mold, and Connahs Quay Railway, which opened as far as the Moss and Pentre Station (serving Gatewen Colliery) in 1882.

Exterior

Slightly bellied cast-iron girders carry the road bed between rusticated stone abutments, surmounted by similarly rusticated piers. Parapets to either side are cast-iron railings, the curved braces to head and foot forming arcaded decoration.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of a late cast-iron bridge (the best surviving example of this type of construction in the area), and a significant relic of the former importance of the railway network in this area.

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