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Description: Railway Bridge at Chance's Glassworks (Approximately 160 Metres West of Spon Lane South) Birmingham
Date Listed: 21 July 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 219211
OS Grid Reference: SP0050889703
OS Grid Coordinates: 400508, 289703
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5052, -1.9939
SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SP 08 NW
Birmingham Level, Smethwick
9/12 Railway Bridge at
21.7.78 (approx 160m west of
Spon Lane South)
Railway bridge. Mid-C19. Brick and iron with some sandstone dressings.
North side spanned by cast iron I-beam. Parapet has coping and octagonal
end piers of stone, and iron railings. Deck of bridge formed by wrought-
iron or steel joists carrying brick arches. South side now blocked.
Adjoins Canal Bridge (qv) and spans a roadway which formerly linked the
northern and southern parts of Chance's Glassworks site. The Birmingham,
Wolverhampton and Stour Valley Railway was opened in 1852, although the
first locomotive ran on the line in 1849 (VCH, p 98).
Listing NGR: SP0050889703
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Source: English Heritage
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