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Chippenham Viaduct

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Immediately west of Chippenham station is the Chippenham Viaduct designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1841. It is now Grade II listed.

The first arch, over New Road, appears to have been modelled on the Roman triumphal arch. It has a 26ft span and is flanked by two smaller pedestrian arches of 10ft each. All is surmounted by a heavy cornice and parapet.

The north side is constructed from Bath Stone Ashlar with some brick patching while the south side is in blue brick following widening in the early 1900s

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