- The Stephenson Fact File - 2nd (E-publishing) Edition (Page 5 of 8)
George Stephenson & Son: Significant Civil Engineering Structures
Many of these structures can be observed today on the following railways:
Stockton & Darlington:
Gaunless Bridge. The world’s first iron railway bridge, now in the National Railway Museum, York.
Skene Bridge. Designed by Ignatius Bonomi.
Haggar Leazes. The world’s first skew bridge to carry a railway.
Brussleton Rail Incline, Shildon.
Liverpool & Manchester:
Olive Mount Cutting.
Edge Hill Tunnel.
London & Birmingham:
Primrose Hill Tunnels.
Kings Langley, the first cast iron arch with lattice work spandrels to carry a railway.
Denbigh Hall Bridge.
Weedon, the first malleable iron railway bridge.
Long Buckby, the first metal bow-string girder (with Regent’s Canal Bridge) to carry a railway.
Banbury to Lutterworth Road Bridge. Lenticular at an angle of 28 degrees.
Curzon Street & Euston Station, believed to be the first all wrought-iron roofs, known as the Euston truss.
London & Blackwall:
Minories, trussed compound girder designed by George Parker Bidder.
Stepney East Viaduct.
North Midland Railway:
Tunnels and bridges at Clay Cross, Ambergate and Belper.
Makeny Road Bridge, Duffield.
Alfreton Road Bridge, Breadsall.
York & North Midland:
Original station roof at York (Euston truss)
Original station roofs at Filey and Scarborough
Whitby & Pickering:
Tunnel at Grosmont.
Self-acting incline between Beck Hole and Goathland.
Pickering station (Euston truss)
Manchester & Leeds:
Summit Tunnel, Littleborough.
Bow-string girders at Whiley Arches, Gauxholme Viaduct, and Sowcroft.. (The last two have peripheral Gothic design features.)
Hunts Bank Station (Victoria), a Euston truss roof. This station formed the link between the Liverpool & Manchester and Manchester and Leeds railways on 4 May 1844.
Chester & Holyhead:
The Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits.
The Conway Bridge. (Both tubular plate girder bridges).
The Dee Bridge. A trussed compound girder bridge that collapsed.
Chester Station roof. (Euston truss).
Newcastle & Berwick:
At Newcastle Upon Tyne -
High Level Bridge, a bow-string girder as at Long Buckby, L & B.
St. Nicholas Street, cast-iron arch, as at King’s Langley, L & B.
Dean Street Viaduct.
Central Station roof, wrought-iron bow-string girder.
Plate girder at Gateshead.
Masonry viaducts at Stannington, Morpeth, Guyzance, and Alnmouth
Royal Border Bridge, Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Winding engine designed by Robert Stephenson, now at National Railway Museum, York.
trent Valley Railway:
Lichfield Drive Bridge, Shugborough Park.
Shugborough Park Tunnel.