On 16th January 2015, a Mr Daniel Hanson contacted Network Rail Limited to request "a list (either spreadsheet or PDF format) of all Bridges on Network Rail infrastructure". On February 19th 2015, Network Rail responded to that request.
Full details of the request and response can be viewed via the following link:
We have reviewed the list provided by Network Rail and created an extract containing key information for the bridges that lie within the SCRCA. The resulting pdf file can be viewed / downloaded via the link in the 'Attachments' section near the bottom of this webpage.
The bridge names have been compared with those contained in an earlier list (supplied by Network Rail to Nigel J. Mussett in 2010) and the Location Records have been amended where necessary to reflect the new information.
A number of extant bridges are 'missing' from the 2015 list and these include the tunnels, demolished structures and some culverts. (The latter are mostly less than 6’-0” diameter, although there are some exceptions.) The reason for these 'ommissions' is not clear, although it may reflect inspection requirements and associated budgeting protocols.
For some of the railway-related bridges within the SCRCA, the source data includes a year of construction and / or a year of reconstruction. For ease of reference, the relevant entries have been extracted and compiled into the table below. The years of reconstruction have also been incorporated into the body text and footnote 8 of The SCRCA Project - 2: Background and Context page.
|ELR/RAILWAY ID||CONSTRUCTION YEAR||RECONSTRUCTION YEAR|