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Railway Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Monmouth, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8058 / 51°48'20"N

Longitude: -2.7078 / 2°42'28"W

OS Eastings: 351295

OS Northings: 212145

OS Grid: SO512121

Mapcode National: GBR FL.XGXQ

Mapcode Global: VH86V.0WV1

Entry Name: Railway Bridge

Listing Date: 10 August 2005

Last Amended: 10 August 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85226

Building Class: Transport

Location: About 750m south of Monmouth centre and accessed by footpath.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Monmouth (Trefynwy)

Community: Monmouth

Locality: May Hill

Built-Up Area: Monmouth

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built in 1874 to carry the Ross and Monmouth Railway over the River Wye to its junction with the Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway at Troy station. It was built by Finch and Co. of Chepstow and designed by their foreman, Mr. Bailiff. The line was closed in 1959 and the bridge now carries a footpath. The bridge remains unaltered apart from the removal of the deck ballast.


Constructed wholly of cast and wrought iron apart from the local red sandstone abutments. Three unequal spans supported on pairs of circular cast iron piers, two in the river and two on the west bank. Side spans in panels with wrought iron cross bracing, central bow-string girder also with cross bracing. Deck of arched cast iron plates.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a rare and unaltered all-metal railway bridge of definite character.

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