Newton Cap Viaduct

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Newton Cap Viaduct

Post by wrinkly »

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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Post by DavidBrown »

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

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Connel Bridge, road only since ‘66.
Make poetry history.

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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 truss-girder bridge in the world, after the Forth Bridge. Due to the relatively short-lived popularity of such structures, it remains the second longest

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