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Description: Manchester to Leeds Line Disused Bridge over Rochdale Canal
Date Listed: 6 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 212415
OS Grid Reference: SD8872506593
OS Grid Coordinates: 388725, 406593
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5558, -2.1717
SD 80 NE CHADDERTON MANCHESTER TO LEEDS
3/52 Disused bridge over
Railway bridge over Rochdale Canal. 1863 for the Manchester to Leeds
Railway Co. Cast-iron with stone abutments and wrought-iron remedial
work of later C19. Skew bridge. Convex-bottomed cast-iron beams span
between the principal girders. Later wrought-iron beams were added
between each of the original beams. Each is bolted to the principal
girders which have open painted arcades,incorporated arched compression
members and which were pre-cast in several sections before being bolted
together.Decorated spandrels have pierced quatrefoils and daggers and
form a Tudor arch below the principal girders.The large square abutment
piers were removed on the west when a new bridge was constructed adjacent
to the old one. The later bridge is not included in this entry.
Listing NGR: SD8872506593
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Source: English Heritage
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