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Description:Craigavon Bridge, Londonderry
Londonderry once had four railway companies serving the City.

They are;
Standard gauge;
1:) Great Northern Railway of Ireland, (Foyle Road) Belfast to Londonderry via Portadown (West Bank)
2:) London Midland and Scottish Northern Counties Committee, (Waterside) Belfast to Londonderry via Antrim (East Bank)
Narrow Gauge
3:) Londonderry and Lough Swilly *Pennyburn)(West Bank)
4:) County Donegal Joint Railway Committee. (Victoria Road) (East Bank)

In order for the four railway companies to interchange goods wagons, the Craigavon Bridge was designed and built as a double deck bridge.

The lower deck had a turn-table at either end, and carried trackwork of mixed gauge, 5ft 3ins (Standard gauge), and 3ft 0ins (Narrow gauge).
The goods wagons would have been placed on the turn-table one at a time and hauled across the bridge by winch and chain.
After three out of the four railway companies ceased trading, the lower deck of the bridge was converted to carry road traffic to and from the East and West Banks of Londonderry.

Location:54.9906157, -7.3179245
Road:A2 (Northern Ireland), T3 (Northern Ireland) , E16
Date:5 1994
Photographer:� Copyright Wilson Adams and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


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current20:40, 3 February 2011Thumbnail for version as of 20:40, 3 February 2011640 × 421 (70 KB)Si404 (talk | contribs)'''Craigavon Bridge, Londonderry'''<br/>Londonderry once had four railway companies serving the City.<br /> They are;<br /> Standard gauge;<br /> 1:) Great Northern Railway of Ireland, (Foyle Road) Belfast to Londonderry via Portadown (West Bank)<br />

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