SCRCA structure 257260: Bridge SAC/118 - Moorcock Road (PROW - A684 road)

SCRCA Location Introduction

This visually impressive Grade II listed bridge at Garsdale Head carries the Settle & Carlisle Railway over the trans-Pennine Sedbergh - Hawes Road (now known as the A684). It was one of the first railway-related structures to be built in the area and it was structurally complete by the end of 1872. It features relieving arches in each of the four wing walls and the single skew-arch has a diameter of 39 feet 6 inches. The entire bridge is constructed from locally quarried sandstone, including the arch.

Bridge SAC/118 (A684 - Moorcock Road), west elevation.

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Bridge (Underline)
Location Variant
Span - Arch (single)
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Railway ops
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
2: MR construction phase (1869 to 31st Dec 1876)
Distance from London St.Pancras
257 miles and 20 chains
Position relative to running lines
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
Listed, Grade II
Geographic Location
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List Entry Extract(s)

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