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Viaducts and railway bridges Gallery

Choose from 28 images in our Viaducts and railway bridges collection.


Chepstow Rail Bridge JRU01_01_190 Featured Viaducts and railway bridges Image

Chepstow Rail Bridge JRU01_01_190

Chepstow Rail Bridge, Tidenham, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The eastern section of Chepstow Rail Bridge, viewed from the north-west, with a train travelling across the bridge.
The Chepstow Rail Bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was completed in 1852. It was also known as the Great Tubular Bridge'. The bridge was superseded by a new bridge constructed in 1962, though the tubular iron supports of the original bridge remain

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Severn Railway Bridge JRU01_01_231 Featured Viaducts and railway bridges Image

Severn Railway Bridge JRU01_01_231

Severn Bridge, Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The Severn Bridge, viewed from the South Wales Railway on the west bank of the River Severn.
The Severn Bridge was opened in 1879, and carried the Severn and Wye Railway across the River Severn. In 1960, two barges collided with a bridge pier, and two spans collapsed. In 1961, during repair work, a similar collision occurred and it was deemed uneconomical to repair the bridge. It was demolished in the late 1960s. Following the opening of the Severn Road Bridge in 1966, the Severn Bridge is often referred to as the Severn Railway Bridge

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