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Rawthey Bridge, Sedbergh

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Former railway bridge over the River Rawthey near Sedbergh cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Phil Catterall -

See Geograph entry for map.

Ths elegant cast iron arch bridge was built in 1857-61 to carry the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway over the River Rawthey at Brigflatts, near Sedbergh. Long disused as a railway bridge, it still carries a gas pipe.

124 ft span. 40 degree skew. 48 ft above river level. Depth at crown is only 3ft 3 ins.[1]

Grade II listed. Historic England listing here.

See also Waterside Viaduct, Sedbergh.

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Civil Engineering Heritage - Northern England' by M F Barbey, ICE/Thomas Telford Ltd., 1981