Glyne Gap viaduct, between Lewes and Southease comprises five spans supported on brick abutments and cast iron piers. The main beams were also cast iron. When the bridge was strengthened, inner beams were replaced by plate girders, but the outer ones were retained, thereby maintaining the appearance of the bridge. The piers are in compression, so could be retained.
Turney Road bridge, Dulwich was one of several in the area that had to be designed to meet the requirements of Alleyn's College, the local landowner. The cast ironwork includes the College's monograms and armorial device. Renovation in 2002 included replacement of the cast iron beam and balustrade on the west side, which had been removed many years earlier following impact by a road vehicle.
A similar bridge carries the Herne Hill to Tulse Hill line over Croxted Road.
A number of bridges in the Battersea Park area have been rebuilt, but retain attractive cast iron facades. The Brighton Line crosses over Prince of Wales Drive on this bridge which has wrought iron arches, with cast iron spandrels and parapets.
This bridge, which carries the Brighton slow lines over Battersea Park Road, has been reconstructed with plate girders and a concrete deck. It is exceptional because of the ornate cast ironwork on its east side. It retains a cast iron arch with star decorations, but the highlight is the spandrels with oak leaves, acorns and the armorial device of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.
The parallel fast lines bridge over Battersea Park Road has wrought iron arches and panelled spandrels, like those at Prince of Wales Drive. However, the cast iron parapet has lattice decoration.
First Cast Iron Underbridges
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