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Wolston Viaduct
River Avon, Wolston, West Midlands, UK
associated engineer
Robert Stephenson
date  1837
era  Victorian  |  category  Railway Viaduct  |  reference  SP408761
ICE reference number  HEW 767
Wolston is a low viaduct built to carry the east-west London & Birmingham Railway across the River Avon and the road between the villages of Brandon and Wolston.
The 15 span viaduct has nine semi-elliptical arches of 7.3m span, flanked by three semicircular arches of 3.0m at each end. The arches and piers are brickwork with stone facings. The foot of the parapet wall has decorative stone ogee moulding.
At the west end, two of the smaller arches have been bricked up and the embankment has been extended.
The viaduct was completed in 1837 and the railway opened in 1838, originally with twin tracks.
Wolston Viaduct is a distinctive local landmark, almost unchanged today. It is similar in design and construction to the larger structure that carries the same railway over the River Great Ouse at Wolverton.
Research: ECPK
reference sources   CEH E&C

Wolston Viaduct