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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MONKWEARMOUTH RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER WEAR WITH VIADUCT TO NORTH

List entry Number: 1207051

Location

MONKWEARMOUTH RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER RIVER WEAR WITH VIADUCT TO NORTH

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SunderlandMetropolitan Authority

National Park: 

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Nov-1978

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Oct-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 391375

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History

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Details

SUNDERLAND

NZ3957SE Monkwearmouth Railway Bridge over 920-1/18/1 River Wear with viaduct to north 10/11/78 (Formerly Listed as: Railway Bridge across River Wear)

GV II

Railway bridge and viaduct to north. 1879. For Monkwearmouth Junction Railway of North Eastern Railway Company. Engineer Thomas Harrison. Cast-iron arch, rock-faced abutments with ashlar dressings. Girder deck and bow-string arch with girder ties braced by pierced plates graduating from circles to tall ovals. Piers arch-pierced with plinths and top bands below square ashlar rail-bed piers with plinths, top bands and chamfered coping. Abutments and viaduct of rock-faced stone have high accommodation arches over Sheepfolds Road and Easington Street with voussoirs, and flat-coped ashlar parapets. Built to link former Brandling Junction Railway line terminus at Monkwearmouth Station with a new Central Station in Sunderland; the first through line between Newcastle and Sunderland. Said to be `the largest hog-back iron girder bridge in the world' when built. The railway bridge and viaduct to north is linked with Monkwearmouth Station (qv). (Sinclair NT: Railways of Sunderland: Newcastle upon Tyne: 1986-: 48; A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Hoole K: The North East: Newton Abbott: 1965-: 154; Northern History Booklets: Warn CR: Rails between Tyne and Wear (route 219): Newcastle upon Tyne: 30).

Listing NGR: NZ3962557416

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Sinclair, N T - Title: Railways of Sunderland - Date: 1986
  2. Article  Reference - Author: Warn, C R - Title: Rails Between Tyne and Wear (Route 219) - Journal Title: Northern History Booklets - Page References: 30
  3. Article  Reference - Author: Hoole, K - Title: The North East - Date: 1965 - Journal Title: A Regional History of The Railways of Great Britain

National Grid Reference: NZ 39625 57416

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