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Richmond Railway Bridge

Richmond Railway Bridge
Richmond Railway Bridge, photographed on 7th July 2007.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

Richmond railway bridge was built in 1848, with three cast iron segmental arch spans, each 100 feet wide. When the bridge was rebuilt in 1908 the Commissioners of Woods & Forests required its appearance to remain unchanged. Unlike at Barnes, the railway was not realigned and the cast iron members were replaced in steel. Construction followed techniques adopted for wrought iron, with each arch comprising riveted plates.

Each track is supported off two arches, which have trussed cross-members.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

Richmond Railway Bridge
 
Richmond Railway Bridge The bridge carries a plaque: Made and erected by the Horsley Co. Ltd, London & Tipton 1908.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

The railway approaches the bridge on the east bank on Old Deer Park viaduct, a seven-arch yellow brick structure, with red brick decoration.

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