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Old Shoreham Trestle Bridge
River Adur, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
associated engineer
Joseph Hodskinson
date  1781 - 1782
era  Georgian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  TQ204060
ICE reference number  HEW 468
A timber trestle road bridge, now used as a footpath. The original was replaced in 1916 with a near identical design, still in timber.
The bridge sits on the 146 timber piles that make up the 26 trestles. The roadway is 12ft wide, with two 25ft wide passing places along its 450ft length. The approaches are causeways with masonry retaining walls.
When the Brighton & South Coast Railway opened, a railway crossing was needed at this point. The railway company built one adjacent to the trestle bridge and acquired it at the same time, operating it as a toll bridge. Toll paying ceased in 1968 when the new bridge for the A27 was opened.
reference sources   CEH South
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Old Shoreham Trestle Bridge