ailway Bridge and Viaduct at Runcorn

Railway Bridge and Viaduct at Runcorn . Source: Illustrated London News 54 (24 April 1869): 408. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

William baker, engineer to the London and Northwestern Railway, designed this mile-and-a-half long bridge and viaduct over the Mersey at Runcorn Gap. “The bridge — a wrought iron open lattice girder — consists of three openings of 305 feet each . . . The approaches are by a viaduct of brickwork, containing on the Lancashire side sixty-five arches and on the Cheshire side thirty-two arches.”

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“The Runcorn Viaduct and Bridge.” Illustrated London News 54 (24 April 1869): 408. Hathi Trust Digital Library version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 9 December 2015.

Last modified 9 December 2015