This is one of two similar nearby viaducts on this railway line featuring a cast iron main span and brick
arch approach spans. The cast iron arches have been altered by the addition of
concrete, but the cast iron arch nevertheless remains visually prominent.
Official Heritage Listing Information and Findings
Listed At: Grade II
List Entry Number: 1391821
Viaduct, 1848 1850. Alexander Rendel engineer, Thomas Brassey contractor, for
Birkenhead, Lancs & Cheshire Junction Railway Co. Brown brick and cast iron. Segmental-arched cast iron span of 25 metres approximately 28 metres above water level of Navigation, with a lower round brick arch to each side surmounted by doubly-recessed rectangular panel. Square abutments. 4 rectangular buttresses on each face. Moulded cornices: moulded stone imposts to central span; moulded copings. A reinforced concrete tract-bed has been inserted above the cast iron arch.
A handsome symmetrical viaduct somewhat marred in appearance by the necessary super-imposed reinforced concrete strengthening.
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