SCRCA structure 277280: Bridge SAC/236A - Appleby Station Footbridge (passengers only)

SCRCA Location Introduction

Appleby was the first Settle & Carlisle Railway station to benefit from a passenger footbridge. In November 1901 (after more than fifteen years of campaigning by the Town Council), a redundant structure from the Midland Railway's station at Mansfield was relocated to Appleby. Unfortunately, it was hit by the jib of a crane during a shunting incident on June 13th, 1902 (a Friday) and the resulting impact demolished the main span. Fortunately, no one was injured and a replacement was erected on Sunday 23 November 1902. This is the bridge that we see today (and it is slightly higher than the original).

Bridge SAC/236A (Appleby Station footbridge), elevation view from the northwest.

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Bridge (Overline)
Location Variant
Span - Lattice-girder
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
277 miles and 23 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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List Entry Number (LEN) List Entry District List Entry Name
1145563 Eden (District Authority) FOOTBRIDGE AT APPLEBY STATION

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