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Station Road Bridge, Keswick
River Greta, Keswick, Cumbria
associated engineer
Sir Thomas Bouch
date  1864
era  Victorian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  NY267235
ICE reference number  HEW 1038
A cast iron road bridge built to provide the people of Keswick with access to the railway station across the River Greta.
When built, it had three cast iron arch ribs at 11ft 3in centres, spanning 58ft 6in. It was widened to 36ft 6in in 1900 when three new ribs were inserted to replace the centre one, which had been damaged.
The station served the Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway, completed 1864. It was built to transport coke from Bishop Aukland to Workington and haematite ore for Middleborough's blast furnaces on the return journey. The line closed between Workington and Keswick in 1966. The A66 west of Keswick partly follows its route.
Original castings: Gilkes & Co., Middlesborough
later work: Workington Bridge & Boiler Co.
reference sources   CEH North

Station Road Bridge, Keswick