This carries a series of railway lines on the eastern approach to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station.
Originally built by I. K. Brunel for the Great Western Railway, it had to cross a variety of streets and also the Floating Harbour in what was, and still is, one of Bristol's less picturesque areas. It had a combination of plain arches, with Gothic/Tudor arches where the railway crossed roads. The Floating Harbour was crossed by a two arch bridge, slightly skewed.
Over time the viaduct and two-span bridge were widened and rendered less attractive, although the skewed northern flank of the bridge across the Floating Harbour is impressive.
The viaduct is well-described in 'Brunel's Bristol Temple Meads'