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Powick Iron Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 11, 2018

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
A449 (Malvern Road) Over River Teme
Powick and Worcester: West Midlands, England: United Kingdom
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1837 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Charles Henry Capper
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
69.0 Feet (21 Meters)
Structure Length
250.0 Feet (76.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
3 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This cast iron arch bridge is noted for its abutments which include small cast iron arch spans. The historic integrity of this bridge is very good, despite the heavy traffic which uses it. The ornamental details seen on the cast iron arches are repeated in the interior arch ribs; this is not always the case as sometimes interior arch ribs are of a more simple, utilitarian design.

Official Heritage Listing Information and Findings

Listed At: Grade II


List Entry Number: 1166981

Public road bridge over River Teme. 1837. Red sandstone ashlar and cast- iron. Abutments have two moulded string courses. Each has a solid parapet with coping and terminates at octagonal piers at each end. Both abutments have passageways through them. These have flat heads above cast-iron trusses which have Tudor arches with lattice spandrels. The central span is of iron and has segmental arches with lattice spandrels, and iron railings. At the centre of each arch is a shield of arms. Part of this bridge is in the City of Worcester (qv).


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