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Railway Bridge over River Irwell to Former Liverpool Road Station, Manchester

Description: Railway Bridge over River Irwell to Former Liverpool Road Station

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 457832

OS Grid Reference: SJ8289197915
OS Grid Coordinates: 382891, 397915
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4777, -2.2592

Location: Water Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M3 4PU

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M3 4PU

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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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Source: English Heritage

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