BELMONT VIADUCT - River Wear - List Entry

  • Description

    "Railway viaduct. 1856 for Auckland branch of North Eastern Railway. Builder Cail of Newcastle. Speech by Cail gives'Mr. Hodgson' as the engineer for the branch. Rock-faced sandstone, some from Rudchester, and brick, with ashlar dressings and cast-iron tie-rods. 130 ft. high; 8 segmental arches, on tapered piers with impost bands, have stepped voussoirs and brick soffits. 3 tallest arches, 2 in river and one on east shore, have apsidal cutwaters. Low wall in same materials in southernmost arch; corresponding arch on north not inspected. 4 tallest arches have elliptical cast iron tie-ends above voussoirs...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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