This is one of two similar nearby viaducts featuring cast iron main spans and
brick arch approach spans. This bridge's brick arch spans are faced in stone.
The cast iron arches have been altered by the addition of concrete, but the cast
iron arches nevertheless remains visually prominent.
Official Heritage Listing Information and Findings
Listed At: Grade II
List Entry Number: 1253269
over River Weaver and adjoining land, 1848-1850, by A Rendel, Engineer,
Thomas Brassey, contractor, for Birkenhead, Lancs & Cheshire Junction
Railway Co. Red sandstone, brown brick and cast iron. 2 segmental-arched
iron spans of circa 30 metres over river; 2 round arches on west bank (Frodsham
C.P.) and 21 on east bank (Sutton C.P.). Piers to iron spans are
rusticated tooled ashlar; the other spans have rusticated voussoirs,
pier faces and quoins and rock-faced spandrelsl brick reveals. Cornice
to iron-span piers, plainer imposts to others. Top of central pier to
river modified to take mid C20 concrete track bed.
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