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Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by wrinkly » Wed Apr 21, 2021 19:16

The page on Newton Cap Viaduct now claims it as a first, but wasn't the Greyhound Bridge earlier?

Or was NC a first in some more specific sense?

Is there any re-use of old railway viaducts in the Edinburgh Western Approach Road?

From the SABRE Wiki: Newton Cap Viaduct :

Newton Cap Viaduct was originally built between 1854 and 1857 as a railway viaduct. It was converted to road use in 1995 and now carries the A689 across the River Wear to the north of Bishop Auckland. This road runs from Carlisle to Hartlepool.

The viaduct has 11 spans and is 252m long. The railway line closed to traffic in 1968 and the viaduct was bought by Durham County Council in 1972. It was converted to a footway two years later.

Initially it was intended to

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Re: Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by DavidBrown » Wed Apr 21, 2021 19:27

Depends what's meant by 're-used'. The Filleigh Viaduct on the A361 North Devon Link Road was opened to traffic in 1988, and whilst it uses the original pillars it does use an entirely new deck.

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Re: Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by Big L » Wed Apr 21, 2021 20:26

Connel Bridge, road only since ‘66.
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From the SABRE Wiki: Connel Bridge :


Originally built as a railway bridge, it took many years to convince the Caledonian Railway Company to allow motorists to use the bridge, and then they imposed a toll. Today, it is toll free and the railway is long gone.


Built in 1903, the bridge was the second longest girder bridge in the world, after the Forth Bridge. Due to the relatively short-lived popularity of such structures, I believe that it still holds that title! It was built for the Ballachulish branch of the Callander and Oban

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Re: Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by Ross Spur » Wed Apr 21, 2021 21:29

wrinkly wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 19:16
The page on Newton Cap Viaduct now claims it as a first, but wasn't the Greyhound Bridge earlier?

Or was NC a first in some more specific sense?
The comments were from the Newcastle Journal. Maybe it related to the widening of the viaduct deck by cantilevering out on the sides. I've the 8 page opening supplement to look through so will be updating the Wiki page.

Still interested in any other former railway bridges that have been converted to road use.
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From the SABRE Wiki: Newton Cap Viaduct :

Newton Cap Viaduct was originally built between 1854 and 1857 as a railway viaduct. It was converted to road use in 1995 and now carries the A689 across the River Wear to the north of Bishop Auckland. This road runs from Carlisle to Hartlepool.

The viaduct has 11 spans and is 252m long. The railway line closed to traffic in 1968 and the viaduct was bought by Durham County Council in 1972. It was converted to a footway two years later.

Initially it was intended to

... Read More

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Re: Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by Chris Bertram » Thu Apr 22, 2021 07:30

Lady Bay Bridge, Nottingham. Railway closed 1968, opened as a road bridge in 1979.
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Re: Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by Ross Spur » Thu Apr 22, 2021 17:24

wrinkly wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 19:16
The page on Newton Cap Viaduct now claims it as a first, but wasn't the Greyhound Bridge earlier?

Or was NC a first in some more specific sense?
I've updated the wiki page and added:

The conversion of the stone arch viaduct was believed to be a first of its type for the country, although there had been earlier conversions of railway bridges to road use. Greyhound Bridge in Lancaster had a new concrete deck added to the existing steel piers in 1972 and Filleigh Viaduct in Devon had a new deck added to stone piers.
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From the SABRE Wiki: Newton Cap Viaduct :

Newton Cap Viaduct was originally built between 1854 and 1857 as a railway viaduct. It was converted to road use in 1995 and now carries the A689 across the River Wear to the north of Bishop Auckland. This road runs from Carlisle to Hartlepool.

The viaduct has 11 spans and is 252m long. The railway line closed to traffic in 1968 and the viaduct was bought by Durham County Council in 1972. It was converted to a footway two years later.

Initially it was intended to

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Re: Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by EpicChef » Thu Apr 22, 2021 19:54

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Re: Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by Octaviadriver » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:04

This bridge over the B4567 near Builth Wells carries an unclassified road constructed on the former Brecon to Builth Wells railway line.
https://goo.gl/maps/oCvfGineKnBgD2147
The unclassified road also crosses the River Bachawy over this former railway bridge.
https://goo.gl/maps/RMXmwewgqm8gWqLp6

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Re: Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by ikcdab » Sat Sep 11, 2021 21:10

The A3087 through Taunton, called Trenchard Way, runs for some of its length along the old Taunton railway goods loop. It uses the old railway bridge where it crosses Station Road.
I had the rather odd experience of standing on station road and seeing a steam engine cross the bridge. I hadn't been transported back it time, the engine was on the back of a road low loader on its way to the west Somerset Railway.

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