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Description: Welwyn Railway Viaduct
Date Listed: 4 November 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 158231
OS Grid Reference: TL2452514852
OS Grid Coordinates: 524525, 214852
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8184, -0.1948
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968/1/13 BESSEMER ROAD
08-AUG-03 WELWYN RAILWAY VIADUCT
Railway viaduct for the Great Northern Railway. 1848-50 by Sir William Cubitt and Joseph Cubitt, Thomas Brassey contractor. 40 arches in red brick with blue facing brick added in the 1930s. The rectangular plan piers are flared to the base and have a projecting band at cornice level. The Viaduct stretches 519 yards across the Mimram valley with a maximum height 100 feet. Metal gantries added around 1980 as part of the British Rail electrification programme.
HISTORY: The Viaduct was built at a cost of o69,397, and constructed of 13 million bricks. It was opened 7 August 1850.
SOURCES: C. Biddle and O.S. Nock, The Railway Heritage of Britain.
An impressively monumental and elegant railway viaduct of 40 arches for the Great Northern Railway by eminent engineers Sir William and Joseph Cubitt.
Listing NGR: TL2452514852
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Source: English Heritage
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