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Description: Railway Bridge Across the Poltross Burn North of Milecastle 48 Hadrians Wall
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 240841
OS Grid Reference: NY6343966244
OS Grid Coordinates: 363439, 566244
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9894, -2.5729
THIRLWALL B 6318
NY 66 NW
(South side, off)
10/35 Railway Bridge
across the Poltross
Burn, north of
Railway bridge, c.1838 possibly by Benjamin Green for the Newcastle and Carlisle
Railway Co. Snecked dressed stone; rebuilt brick arch and tunnel. Bridge spans
the narrow and steep-sided valley of the Poltross Burn. Very tall and narrow
round archway. Rebuilt arch in 5 rows of header bond. Side walls supporting
arch have 2 offsets near base. Front and rear wall flanking arch break forward
and are battered. Horizontal parapet, above band at track level, has chamfered
coping and breaks forward over end piers.
G. Whittle, The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, 1979
Listing NGR: NY6343966244
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