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Railway Bridge over River Irwell to Former Liverpool Road Station

A Grade I Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4777 / 53°28'39"N

Longitude: -2.2592 / 2°15'33"W

OS Eastings: 382891

OS Northings: 397915

OS Grid: SJ828979

Mapcode National: GBR DFJ.HB

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.8VF9

Entry Name: Railway Bridge over River Irwell to Former Liverpool Road Station

Location: Manchester, M3

County: Manchester

Locality: City Centre

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457832

Source ID: 1270603

Listing Text


698-1/18/427 (West side)
20/06/88 Railway bridge over River Irwell to
former Liverpool Road Station
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Railway bridge (etc) with attached
viaduct to east (etc))


Railway bridge carrying former Liverpool to Manchester railway
over River Irwell. 1830, by George Stephenson; slightly
altered. Cushion-rusticated sandstone ashlar. Two segmental
arches with radiating run-out voussoirs, a central cut-water,
pilaster strips to this and to the east end, a plain dressed
cornice, and a parapet with flat coping. History: with the
former Liverpool Road Station to the east (q.v.), to which it
is linked by a rebuilt viaduct over Water Street (q.v.), an
integral element of the eastern terminus of the world's first
passenger railway line. Forms part of group of railway
structures, which also includes the railway bridge and viaduct
immediately to the south (q.v.), and the later viaduct leading
to the former Lower Byrom Street Warehouse (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8289197915

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